YASMIN Alibhai-Brown, The Independent columnist who described Millwall fans as racist "animals", has made an unconditional apology.
Alibhai-Brown's comments provoked outrage from Lions supporters and prompted 15 complaints to the Press Complaints Commission, who have since vowed to investigate.
Millwall also released a statement following the publication of the article last Monday, condemning her "sensationalist and ill-informed opinion."
But Alibhai-Brown has now admitted she was wrong, following in the footsteps of the newspaper's deputy managing editor, Will Gore, who offered his own apology last week.
She said: "I do want to unconditionally apologise to Millwall fans for writing that they “behave like animals” when black players come on.
"I should have said “some fans” and not tarred all the supporters carelessly. Many are committed anti-racists and I upset them. I was wrong."
However, Alibhai-Brown claimed she had received racially abusive emails in response to her article and said her apology "did not extend" to those individuals.