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Fulham owner apologizes for relegation

WATFORD, ENGLAND - APRIL 02: Calum Chambers and Maxime Le Marchand of Fulham look dejected after their team are relegated following the result in the Premier League match between Watford FC and Fulham FC at Vicarage Road on April 02, 2019 in Watford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
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Shahid Khan is sad about his team getting relegated to the English Championship and wrote a letter to the team’s supporters.

After their 4-1 defeat in the English Premier League at the hands of Watford, Fulham has gotten relegated to the Championship.

The team is in the 19th position with only 17 points, after four victories, five draws and 24 defeats.

Fulham joins Huddersfield Town as two of three teams relegated to the Championship.

The third club to be relegated at the end of the 2018-2019 season could be either Cardiff City, Burnley, Southampton, Brighton and Hove Albion, and even Newcastle United, Crystal Palace, and Bournemouth.

And owner Shahid Khan has written a letter apologizing to the team’s supporters.

“Our results over the past three months were as troubling for me and everyone associated with our club as I know they were for you,” the letter was quoted by Sky Sports.

“Last night’s outcome made official what we didn’t think would be possible in August and tried desperately to remedy and avoid as the season wore on. For me, that makes today the most difficult day of all.”

“I am sorry that we let you down. Our goal this season was to build on what we achieved in the promotion and deliver on our pledge to invest heavily in the squad, ensuring that Fulham would always compete in the Premier League and, no matter the result, never disappoint,” he added.

“That didn’t occur, and for that, we hold ourselves accountable. We will reflect, plan thoroughly, and respond accordingly.”

“In the weeks ahead, we will communicate further as to our vision for the future, which includes the latest progress on the Riverside Stand project that will underline my investment in your beloved club,” the owner continued.

“I recognise that may not be of consolation today, but I offer it nonetheless to assure you of my total commitment to Fulham Football Club.”

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