Newcastle United director of football Joe Kinnear has apologised to the Toon Army.
Kinnear, speaking with the Sunday Times, said he was wrong to claim he had "more intelligence" than Magpies supporters.
"I regret what I said about the supporters," he said. "I can't get anybody to say that Joe has the utmost respect for the supporters and they are the most important people at the club.
"I always go to their forums and loved having the craic with them around the city when I was manager there.
"There are 10 per cent I'm never going to win over, that is the point I was trying to make, but I regret what I said and if I offended any Newcastle fans I apologise."