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Chuba Akpom apologises on Twitter after public outburst

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Chuba Akpom was left visibly furious after Hull City manager Steve Bruce decided to substitute him with 13 minutes remaining in Wednesday night's game against Reading.

The on-loan Arsenal striker had failed to make an impact on proceedings and with the score delicately poised at 1-1, Bruce wanted to freshen things up in attack by bringing on Robert Snodgrass.

But Akpom was not ready to come off and let his feelings be known by launching his gloves in the direction of the bench before finally settling down. It was funny for the travelling fans, but you can be certain Bruce did not see the funny side.

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Luckily, the 20-year-old has already seen the error of his ways and took to social media on Thursday morning to apologise to everyone involved with the club.

Akpom tweeted: "Hard fought win tonight. Let a lot of people down with my reaction, sorry to the fans, staff and club. Emotions got the better of me."

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As Jake Livermore went on to earn Hull a dramatic 2-1 win in injury time, the incident was already forgotten by most fans after the final whistle.

Loan spell

Arsene Wenger will be hoping the incident does not harm his chances of first-team football for the Tigers as the exciting striker is facing a crucial year on loan if he is to ever make it as a first-team regular at the Emirates.

The England youth international has scored just three times in 21 appearances for Hull this season and will certainly have to improve those stats to compete with Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott.

However, his all-round play has been impressive and, although the goals aren't flying, he is still showing plenty of talent.

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