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Manuel Pellegrini apologizes for comments on officiating

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09:47 AM ET 02.21 | Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has apologized for the comments he made about the referee after his team lost to Barcelona in the Champions League. The Chilean had claimed that the Swedish referee was favoring Barca, was not up to the challenge of refereeing a Champions League match because he was Swedish, and that the referee was attempting to "fix" a mistake he made in a previous Barcelona match he had officiated. Today, however, Pellegrini apologized for his comments. Whether his apology was motivated by the UEFA investigation into his post-match comments is up for debate.

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