From the moment this arrogant thug first opened his mouth about Tracey Grimshaw, it was inevitable that he would have to apologise. The only question was "how long will it take the fool to realise this?". It took WAY too long and his comments in the intervening period showed the measure of the man. His apology is about as sincere as everything else that comes out of his foul mouth. Grimshaw maintained her poise and composure and her reaction was measured and appropriate - she came out "smelling like a rose".
Personally, I feel for Tracey who is a lady and the consummate professional - she will be obliged to accept his "apology", at least publicly and probably deal with him in the future on behalf of her employer as though this tasteless and reprehensible incident had not occurred.
I wonder why we use the term "common courtesy" in this day and age, when it is anything but common?