Accepting An Apology

We try to teach our children the difference between right and wrong.  When they are (in the) wrong we take them aside, explain the reasons why and encourage them to apologise.  Understanding regret and remorse helps us to develop as humans and as a society.

It's a fact of life that men will always slag off women and that women will always slag off men but "doing a Gordon Brown" seems to be the new trend.  The latest guilty parties, as we all know, are Richard Keys and Andy Grey who were overheard "off air" discussing the age-old theory that women don't know the *off-side rule.  You can hear the full conversation here which also goes on to discuss Karren Brady's views on sexism in football.

It is noted today that Ms Massey has, very graciously, accepted a telephone apology from Richard Keys and she is keen to move on.  I am more interested in what he has actually apologise for.  Does he regret the comments that he and his colleague made?  Has he apologised because he was made to?  Is he currently sat in a dark room muttering about women taking men's jobs?

It reminds me of an episode of Friends - The One With The Male Nanny.
Ross: What kind of job is that for a man? A nanny?  It's like if a woman wanted to be...
Rachel: Yeeees?
Ross: .... A.... king?

*no, I don't know the off-side rule but here is a fab explanation