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Younes apologises to team mates and fans

Posted on 29 December 2010  - 12:00

Younes Kaboul has issued an apology to fans and team-mates for the actions that led to his sending off in Tuesday's 2-0 victory over Newcastle.

Younes apologises to team mates and fans

Younes Kaboul has issued an apology to fans and team-mates for the actions that led to his sending off in Tuesday’s 2-0 victory over Newcastle.

The defender appeared to head-butt Cheik Tiote in an off-the-ball incident midway through the second half, which resulted in a straight red card from referee Anthony Taylor.

Younes insists his actions were out of character and the result of what he feels to have been a dangerous challenge from the Ivorian midfielder.

He said: “I received what I felt was a bad tackle from the player and that’s why I reacted the way I did.

“I know I should not do this and it’s not in my nature.

“I apologise to my team and would like to say sorry to the fans and I hope we will not see that on the pitch again.”

Despite going down to 10 men with the score still at 1-0, the lads pushed on to make sure of our second win in the space of three days over the festive period.

Younes was delighted with the performance, adding: “We showed very good character. It was a hard game and at half-time it was 0-0.

“We wanted to score early in the second half and take control of the game and that’s what we did. The most important thing was to take the three points.”