To all table tennis members and web users of tabletennis365.com/Scarborough
Please accept my sincere apologies for anybody who may have been offended by the recent web article, titled Hit Squad beat transfer deadline and show off latest signing.
The article showed a monkey playing table tennis against his handler. Under no circumstances was this intended to imply that anybody who played for Hit Squad should be regarded as a member of this species. It was supposed to be a humorous attempt to inform all secretaries of the deadline for signing new players.
On reflection I now consider this to have been an error of bad judgement on my part to publish this article. I have now withdrawn the offending piece and hope that my apology will be accepted by Hit Squad and anybody else who took offence.
Yours in Sport
Peter Lee (Match Secretary)