Royal Antwerp striker Didier Lamkel Ze issues grovelling apology on social media after turning up to training in shirt of rival team – before FIGHTING security who denied him entry – in bid to try and force through January exit
- Didier Lamkel Ze arrived at training wearing the shirt of bitter rivals Anderlecht
- He was denied entry and then proceeded to fight with the two security guards
- Lamkel Ze is reportedly looking to seal a January move to join Panathinaikos
- The striker has since issued a grovelling apology on social media for his actions
Didier Lamkel Ze has said his ‘head was somewhere else’ as he issued a grovelling apology to Royal Antwerp’s fans after he fought with security staff at the training ground while wearing the shirt of bitter rivals Anderlecht.
Lamkel Ze is reportedly pushing for a move to Greek side Panathinaikos this month and he looked to be adopting some extreme tactics on his recent arrival at training.
Sporting an Anderlecht shirt with the name of Yannick Bolasie on the back, the Cameroon international tried to gain access to the facility but was stopped from entering by security due to his provocative gesture, sparking a scuffle.
Didier Lamkel Ze was stopped from entering Royal Antwerp’s training ground by security staff
The striker then got into a heated dispute with security in a regrettable episode for all involved
Lamkel Ze arrived in the shirt of rivals Anderlecht (left) as he adopted some extreme tactics as he continues to try and seal a move away from Royal Antwerp (right) in the January window
The two incidents quickly went viral and brought the club into disrepute as the player looked to be mocking and disrespecting his employers in a bid to force his exit.
But Lamkel Ze has since rowed back and offered an apology for his behaviour before insisting he is ‘available’ for Antwerp ‘if the new coach needs me’.
‘I want to apologise to the club and to the Antwerp supporters, because they are magnificent and wonderful supporters, they have always supported me,’ he said in a video on social media.
The striker issued a grovelling apology to fans and team-mates in a video on the club’s Twitter
‘If I reacted like this it is because my head was somewhere else (the transfer…), it was not easy for me.
‘I really, really want to apologise for this gesture. I do not forget neither my team-mates in the locker room or the technical staff who have supported me since my arrival here.
‘I am available for the club if the new coach needs me. I hope to find the supporters very soon on the pitch.’
A move to Panathinaikos is of interest to Lamkel Ze because it would allow him to play under former Antwerp manager Laszlo Boloni.
He has spent two years in Antwerp where he has scored 11 goals and added nine assists.
The Cameroonian (left) has spent two seasons in Antwerp where he has netted 11 goals
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