“It was in the heat of the moment,” Moyes said.
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Sunderland manager David Moyes said Monday he "deeply regrets" threatening to slap a female BBC reporter. Earlier Monday, Premier League strugglers Sunderland had issued an apology on behalf of Moyes for the remarks he made to Vicki Sparks after a goalless Premier League draw at home to Burnley March 18 .Moyes, speaking at a news conference Monday, said: "It was in the heat of the moment. Sparks had asked if Sunderland owner Ellis Short's presence at the Burnley game meant Moyes was under additional pressure, with the Black Cats yet again involved in a battle against relegation.Both Moyes and Sparks were seen laughing at this point and the reporter herself did not make a complaint.A WIF spokeswoman added: "We are pleased that David Moyes has apologized.
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