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Crystal Palace boss Hodgson: Allardyce never apologised. Too late now

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson admits a feud with Everton rival Sam Allardyce is not over.

The two ex-England managers cross swords at Goodison Park on Saturday for the first time since an undercover sting forced Big Sam to resign as Three Lions boss in September 2016 after one game against Slovakia.

Hodgson claims Allardyce still hasn't said sorry for mocking his speech impediment — and insists it is too late for him to bother doing so now.

Hodgson, who appeared ­genuinely hurt discussing the subject, said: “Do you like being insulted? No, not particularly.

“Did it bother me? I didn't lose any sleep over it.

“My relationship with him ­before, I always thought was good. Now I would expect it to be less good. Will I shake hands with him? Of course."

Asked if he would still want Big Sam to apologise face to face, the Palace boss stated: “No. Far too late. It has gone. It belongs to the ­distant past."

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