Ritchie clears up confusion over Aubameyang handshake

Date published: Wednesday 18th April 2018 8:51

Matt Ritchie insists his apparent handshake snub to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was “not intentional”.

Ritchie scored the winner on Sunday as Newcastle earned a surprise victory over Aubameyang’s Arsenal.

The Newcastle winger appeared to ignore Aubameyang at the full-time whistle as he celebrated with fellow goalscorer Ayoze Perez.

But Ritchie insists that the incident was a mistake.

“I can only apologise,” Ritchie told talkSPORT’s Sports Breakfast show.

“Honestly, I didn’t see him there in the corner of my eye even though in the video it looks like I did.

“I was focused on Ayoze and it was not intentional.”

 


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