Former soccer player Sandro Grande, who briefly coached CF Montreal’s reserve team, apologized for his comments on social media in 2012, saying they were “inexcusable”.
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The 45-year-old invited the media to a press conference in Laval on Thursday. For the first time, the Montrealer has accepted the consequences of his actions. Ten years ago, Grande had made anti-sovereignist remarks and wished Prime Minister Pauline Marois dead after the attacks on the Metropolis.
“I am deeply sorry for my comments on social media in 2012. I am ashamed of myself. I made a huge mistake and I take responsibility for what I wrote,” Grande said.
“These words are not in my values as a family man and father of two children who, like my wife, have been going through extremely difficult times since the announcement last week,” he added, fighting back tears.
Grande also said he’s learned his lesson and wants to correct his mistakes.
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The manager said he sent Ms Marois a letter of apology and received a “very nice” reply from her. He is also due to meet soon with the leader of the Parti Québécois, Paul St-Pierre Plamondon.