Ecclestone: I'm sorry if anything I've said upset anybody

Ecclestone: I’m sorry if anything I said upset anybody

Former Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has apologized for what he previously said about Russian president Vladimir Putin, claiming he’s sorry if his comments upset anybody.

Previously, in an interview with Good Morning Britain, the man who previously ran F1 came up with some comments that have caused outrage throughout the sport’s community.

Ecclestone said among other stuff that he “would take a bullet” for Putin, adding that he was a “first class person”.

However, the 91 year old seems to have come back to his senses, and went on to apologize for what he said, as he spoke to Sky Sport News. He suggested that he did not mean what he said, and that he said it without thinking about it.

People often say things without thinking

“I think often people come out and say things or do things without really too much thinking,” he began. “Probably I did the same. I can understand people thinking I’m defending what he’s done in Ukraine, which I don’t.

“I feel sorry for the people in Ukraine having to suffer for something they haven’t done,” Ecclestone went on to say. “They’ve done nothing wrong. They didn’t start anything. They want to get on with their lives.

“So they don’t deserve to have to suffer,” the billionaire admitted. “It’s not good for anybody. I can’t see anybody getting anything out of this and I think they should get together and get an agreement.

“And I’m sorry if anything I’ve said has upset anybody because it certainly wasn’t intended,” the man who ran F1 for over 40 years concluded.