Oz coach issues apology for sexist faux pas

Australia coach Holger Osieck apologised Wed-nesday after being caught on camera making a sexist remark that “women should shut up in public”.
The German made the comment as he prepared to face the media after Australia beat Jordan 4-0 in Melbourne on Tuesday evening to move within one win of making the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil.
As he was being seated in the press conference room, he could be heard saying lightheartedly to an official: “You want to sit here. You push me around like my wife.”
He added: “There is a saying, it is a very ... er ... women should shut up in public.
“I say it to my wife at home, it is a private one, okay.”
Realising he was on camera, a smiling Osieck continued: “And you record that one as well? I am going to be the darling of all Australian wives.”
He apologised on Wednesday after his remarks made headlines and took some of the gloss off Australia’s win.
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‘Surprised’ messi denies tax fraud charge
Madrid, June 12: Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi denied on Wednesday stunning allegations that he and his father engaged in tax fraud worth more than four million euros ($5 million), expressing shock at the accusations.
The 25-year-old Argentina international and four-time World Player of the year said he had just learned through the media of the allegations filed by the Spanish tax authorities. “We are surprised about this news, because we have never committed any infringement,” he said in a statement released on his Facebook account.
“We have always fulfilled all our tax obligations, following the advice of our tax consultants who will take care of clarifying this situation,” he said.
Spanish financial crime prosecutors filed the complaint accusing Messi earlier in the day, a judicial source said. The filing reportedly included the player's father, Jorge Horacio Messi.
The court in Catalonia, where Messi is resident, could yet refuse to let the complaint proceed, the source said. But if it were to go ahead, it would represent a huge blow to the prestige of Messi, who has long been seen as a humble figure. — AFP

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