Franck Ribery has apologised to Patrick Guillou after he was involved in an altercation with the reporter following Bayern Munich’s Bundesliga loss to Borussia Dortmund.
Bayern Munich were beaten 3-2 last Saturday at Signal Iduna Park, despite twice leading through goals scored by former Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski.
Reports emerged after the game that Ribery had “pushed” and “slapped” journalist Patrick Guillou, who highlighted errors by the former France winger in his appearance on beIN SPORTS.
Bayern’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic confirmed an incident occurred and Ribery has now issued a public apology after meeting Guillou.
“I’ve had an appointment with Patrick Guillou and it was good that he came to Munich,” Ribery said in a video posted on Bayern’s official website.
“We talked together for a long time and about what happened after the match in Dortmund.
“Of course, what I did was wrong. After the match, I was very emotional.
“I said ‘sorry’ to Patrick and his family yesterday. And I hope that we can leave this behind – that’s why this meeting was important for him and for me.”