Scudamore apologises for emails

Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore has issued an apology after private emails were published which contained "inappropriate" jokes about women.

Richard Scudamore has apologised after his private emails were leaked
Richard Scudamore has apologised after his private emails were leaked

The emails were published in a Sunday newspaper after copies were taken by a former personal assistant to the chief executive.

Scudamore said in a statement released by the Premier League: "These were private emails exchanged between colleagues and friends of many years.

"They were received from and sent to my private and confidential email address, which a temporary employee who was with the organisation for only a matter of weeks, should not have accessed and was under no instruction to do so.

"Nonetheless I accept the contents are inappropriate and apologise for any offence caused, particularly to this person.

"It was an error of judgement that I will not make again."