PARIS - Inter Milan striker Samuel Eto'o
has apologised for headbutting a Chievo Verona player during
their Serie A defeat on Sunday which led to the Cameroonian
being given a three-match ban.
"I wish to offer my sincere apologies to all the people
who could have been shocked and surprised by my unfortunate
gesture last Sunday in Verona," Eto'o said through a statement
released by his agent on Wednesday.
Eto'o struck Chievo defender Cesar in his team's 2-1
defeat in an incident that drew comparisons to the infamous
headbutt by France's Zinedine Zidane on Italy defender Marco
Materazzi in the 2006 World Cup final.
"My apologies go to all the protagonists of the game, to
the referees who could not have seen this foul because it was
out of their visual range, but also to all the Inter fans and
to all those who love football," Eto'o added.
"My apologies also go to my coach and team mates, whom I
leave for three Serie A games. Finally, I ask forgiveness from
president (Massimo) Moratti, who has always trusted me."
Spurs miss out on Champions League again despite highest Premier League points tally
Champions closer to matching Real Madrid's La Liga record of 100 points with 2-1 win
AC Milan score twice in last six minutes to beat relegated Siena 2-1 to finish third
Carlo Ancelotti informs PSG officials that he wants to leave at the end of the season
Ten years on, the legends speak to FFT
Your questions answered by an A to Z of legends
He's here, he's there, he's...
The cost of Premier League away travel
Nike CR7 IX for you
FourFourTwo is brought to you by Haymarket Consumer Media & FourFourTwo is part of Haymarket Sport
| International Licensing | © Haymarket Media Group 2010