The Scottish midfielder was substituted at half time on Saturday, his parting shot to the game coming when he kicked the ball out of the ground on the half time whistle. Initially rumours spread that he had left the ground and had spent the second half in the 110 Club on Yorkshire Street, and these were later confirmed. It was initially just the latest of a string of rumours that suggest all is not well between the manager and players.Today, Brian Laws has remained silent with the club confirming that he would not be commenting on the situation. However, a statement has been released by Burnley Football Club with an apology from McDonald.McDonald has said: "I now realised it was naïve, disrespectful and totally wrong of me to leave the ground at half time on Saturday. It was a gross misjudgement and instead I should have remained at Turf Moor to support my club and team mates."I acknowledge that I also showed a serious lack of respect to all the fans who were at the ground and who pay good money to watch their team play."I would like to apologise to the players, management and supporters and I have accepted my punishment. In closing, I would like to reassure all supporters that I am fully committed to helping the team as we fight to stay in the Premier League."No details have been given of any punishment for McDonald for what the club have described as a breach of discipline.