SIMON BROWN (left) yesterday apologised to Wrexham fans and said he was “100% committed” to the club after he was caught up in an internet row.
Fans were enraged when Brown and midfielder Christian Smith posted comments on social networking website Facebook about talks over the latter’s contract, which has now run out.
Brown, who is cup-tied for tomorrow’s FA Trophy clash at Basingstoke Town, said comments in which he said he would be “chilling” this weekend had been misinterpreted.
The 25-year-old said: “That was just meant as a joke. I’m cup-tied for the game but the players who aren’t playing train
on the day of the game, and if Christian had gone down I’d have been back at home after training by the time the game had kicked off.
“I’m not the type of person who would sit around and just pick up money for not playing – that’s not me and it never will be me.
“That’s why I went out on loan to Rushden, because I want to be playing every week, and I wanted to be fit if I was given a chance to play when I came back.
“I came here to try and help the club get back up into the Football League and I’ve given nothing but 100%.
“If the fans were offended by what I said I’d like to apologise, because that’s not the way I intended it and I never meant to insult the club or its fans. I’d like to apologise to the fans, the manager, the other players, the chairman and everyone connected with the club.”