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Dainese apologizes and says Valentino Rossi's quote taken out of context

Dainese’s interview with Valentino Rossi in their Legends digital online magazine earlier this week, caused a major uproar amongst fans who took umbrage against Rossi’s words regarding the 2008 Laguna Seca GP where he was quoted as saying, “Stoner started to hate me just because he lost.

After that, he always seemed to talk about the past, this race [Laguna], because he wasn’t man enough to understand that at that time, he lost!”Even the now retired Casey Stoner felt the need to respond to Rossi’s words – that were picked up and splattered across almost every racing website and forum – and he wrote on his Twitter account: “I think Valentino feels a little more brave now that I’m not there :)”Following all the backlash, Dainese issued the following statement yesterday evening, trying to play peacemaker:Considering the exaggerated echo of an article about the career of Valentino Rossi, we would like to highlight that the words published in the latest issue of the Dainese Legends magazine have been taken out from an old interview and consequently reported out of the original context.

We wish to apologize for all the polemic comments that neither Valentino nor Dainese ever wanted to instigate.

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