Ally McCoist issues ITV on-air apology as Rangers icon says sorry to high profile Euro 2024 referee

Scotland Legend Ally McCoist
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Rangers icon Ally McCoist offered a heartfelt apology to leading referee Michael Oliver – after a thunder and lightning storm forced him to reconsider Germany's ruled out goal at Euro 2024.

The hosts are currently taking on Denmark and had an early strike chalked off after the Premier League regular was alerted to a block by Joshua Kimmich before Nico Schlotterbeck fired into the net to send Dortmund delirious. The locals were incensed and so was the commentary hero – working with Clive Tyldesley in his final match for ITV – as he rued the call to rule the goal out.

But McCoist – upon further review – wanted to mend fences with Oliver and admitted he had changed his tune. The sheepish 61-year-old, speaking to a national audience on ITV, said: "The first thing I have got to do is probably apologise to Michael Oliver. It was a block and it was a free kick and I got carried away. I wanted a goal, but he got it right."

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