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John Hartson apologises to Stoke City's Victor Moses for labelling him a cheat

John Hartson assistant coach looks on during the Wales training session at the Vale of Glamorgan complex on October 8, 2013
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John Hartson apologises to Victor Moses for labelling him a 'cheat' during the BBC's broadcast of Match of the Day 2.

Former Wales player John Hartson has apologised to Stoke City's Victor Moses for accusing him of 'cheating' for a penalty during the Potters' victory over Swansea City last weekend.

The 39-year-old sparked anger from Stoke chairman Peter Coates when he criticised Moses during BBC's Match of the Day 2 broadcast following the Potters' 2-1 win at the Britannia Stadium.

Moses was heavily criticised by Swans manager Garry Monk after the match as he believed that Moses dived in the box following minimal contact from Angel Rangel.

After Coates branded Hartson's comments as "disgraceful", the Welshman has claimed that from now on, he will choose his words "more carefully".

"I've spoken With Victor Moses and apologised for my comments last week using the word cheat," the Daily Mail quotes Hartson as saying.

"Victor has accepted my apology and we move on. I will endeavour to choose my words more carefully in the future. My stance on players diving remains the same, but understand it's part of the game."

In relation to the Moses criticism, Monk has been asked by the FA to explain his comments about referee Michael Oliver after he slammed the match official for awarding the penalty.

Mark Hughes, manager of Stoke City looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and Stoke City at Loftus Road on September 20, 2014
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