Date: 21st August 2010 at 7:50pm
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Rapid Vienna have issued a fullsome apology for the treatment our players, and Andreas Weimann in particular, received during the Europa League qualifier.

A statement published on the Austrian clubs Official Website said all associated with the club were ‘very disappointed’ in the small number of idiots within the Gerhard Hanappi Stadium last Thursday.

They describe the behaviour overall as ‘publicly damaging’ and ‘terrible’ and go further when reserving special apology for a man close to their hearts…Andreas Weimann.

‘This disgusting, unfair and unacceptable behaviour by a small number of Rapid fans was not just noted in Austria, but also in England.

‘In the case of Andreas Weimann these actions are all the more severe, because this player, who is a product of the Rapid Academy, had always stood by the club. He is a Rapid fan and also let it be known that he stood by the club in the run up to the game.

‘Weimann’s family are all real true Rapid fans, who are members of the club and have season tickets.’

The statement ends by saying:

‘SK Rapid would like to officially offer this statement as a means of apology to Andreas Weimann, his family and to the club Aston Villa.’

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