Wigan boss Steve Bruce has sent a written apology to referee Lee Probert after roundly criticising the official for the defeat at Chelsea a fortnight ago.
Bruce was left fuming following the 2-1 loss, blaming Probert for failing to spot an apparent push from Frank Lampard on Mario Melchiot before the midfielder headed home the last-gasp winner.
A seething Bruce later launched into a tirade about how the big clubs are always favoured by the officials, frustratingly stating: "It makes you that angry you think 'Is it all worth it?' at times."
But a humble Bruce has since seen the error of his remarks.