QPR striker Charlie Austin says he never expected an apology from West Ham co-owner David Sullivan

Austin was insulted by the comments made by David Sullivan.

Charlie Austin has opened up about the recent incident involving him and West Ham United co-chairman David Sullivan. It came after Sullivan suggested that he would not be paying £15 million for the player, as he ‘has no ligaments in his knee’, as reported by The Guardian.

It came after Austin failed a medical with Hull City two years ago and Sullivan obviously felt he was not worth the gamble.

It was a comment that left Austin fuming and he went on to claim that Sullivan’s comment was an ‘outrageous slur’.

Now he has gone into it further. Speaking to Sky Sports’ Soccer AM programme this morning he made it clear he was not expecting an apology from the West Ham supremo:

"I was disappointed, I felt hurt because I felt like it was an attack on myself.

"But these things happen and I'll put it to the back of my mind.

"When do you ever hear of a football club chairman apologising directly to a player? I wasn't expecting an apology."

Austin is of course now set to stay at QPR for the season, where he will be hoping to be the Championship top-scorer, after his potential moves to various Premier League clubs never materialised.

Austin, one of the true professionals in the game, will no doubt now get his head down and work as hard as ever to continue to prove those in the game who don’t believe in him, such as David Sullivan, wrong.

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