After, what, 17 years. Yeah, that would DEFINITELY be him being "contrite".To me it's a simple matter of respect and a clear extension of an olive branch
Benitez apologising for the comment would be a moment of contrition that showed he was committed to trying and establish a decent relationship with the fan base
I'll say this right now, if he did apologise I would consider the matter closed and I'd tell anyone else who was still bothered by it to let it go
It's nothing more than a show of good faith and an act of courtesy on his part
He should be capable of that
Or, you know, him pandering to a fanbase that despises him.