ADRIAN Chiles has said ‘sorry’ to West Brom player Peter Odemwingie for calling him a ‘t**t’.
The ITV Sport host caused anger at the club’s annual awards bash when he quipped: “Our fourth award of the evening is for ‘tweet of the year’... Oh, no, sorry it’s ‘t**t of the year’ — and the winner is Peter Odemwingie.”
But his amusing joke failed to impress Baggies boss Steve Clarke who said it was "out of order" and "stupid".
Five days after the event, last Friday, Chiles, 46, personally called Nigerian Odemwingie to apologise for the remark, even though the striker wasn’t present at the awards bash.
Brummie Chiles, a lifelong West Brom fan, has been a season ticket holder at the Hawthorns for many years.
Odemwingie’s future at the club is looking increasingly precarious after he was fined two weeks’ wages for a series of attacks on the club on Twitter
The former Locomotiv Moscow player was also involved in a bust-up with a fan during Albion’s 3-2 defeat to Wigan on Saturday.
As the 31-year old warmed up he was also booed and he was the subject of obscene chants from fans.
Clarke admitted after the game the crowd reaction prompted him to leave Odemwingie on the bench.
That followed a previous fine of two weeks’ wages for driving to Queens Park Rangers’ ground Loftus Road in January in an attempt to force through a move to QPR.
The total fines are believed to be in the region of £150,000.
Odemwingie, who has a year left on his contract, is expected to head for the exit door when the transfer window opens again this summer.