AC Milan striker Gonzalo Higuain has defended himself following his red card against Juventus on Sunday night.
The Argentine received two yellow cards in the space of seconds; the first for committing a foul and the second for dissent towards eferee Paolo Mazzoleni.
“It seemed like an unfair foul, in my opinion I was fouled,” Higuain told Milan TV.
“I was booked, the referee knows what I said and I didn’t insult anyone. I apologise to the club, the fans, the Coach and my teammates because these things must be avoided.
“We’re people, we have emotions, the match wasn’t going the right way and that’s how it ended.
“My ban? The referee knows what I said, I didn’t say anything offensive.”
Higuain also took to social media to express his apologies to the Milan fanbase.
“I want to apologise to everyone for my behaviour on the pitch yesterday,” Higuain wrote on Instagram.
“From my teammates to the club, to the fans who have shown me their love since yesterday. I take responsibility and I’ll do everything possible to ensure it doesn’t happen again.
“We’re people too and we have feelings, but I’m responsible and I hope it won’t happen again. Some will understand, others won’t.”
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Voglio chiedere scusa a tutti per il comportamento avuto ieri in campo, ai miei compagni alla società , ai tifosi che da ieri mi stanno dimostrando ancor di più il loro affetto. Mi faccio carico delle mie responsabilità e farò il possibile perchè non ricapiti. ❤️❤️❤️ #grazieatuttiperilsostegno 👏👏👏 Quiero pedir disculpas a todos por el comportamiento de ayer de la expulsion , al equipo, a la sociedad , a los hinchas que a pesar de lo ayer me demuestran su cariño todo el tiempo. Somos personas tambien y tenemos sentimientos pero me hago responsable y espero que no vuelva a suceder. Algunos lo entenderan otros no . Igualmente pido disculpas a todos. Que tengan una linda vida.