McPhail sorry for red card

02 December 2008 12:25
Cardiff City midfielder Stephen McPhail has apologised for being sent off in Sunday's derby draw at Swansea City. The former Barnsley star was dismissed after picking up a second yellow card in the 51st minute for kicking the ball away and was handed a rebuke from his manager, Dave Jones, after the match. A contrite McPhail told the club's official website: "I want to apologise to my team-mates, the club and, most importantly, the fans for getting sent off against Swansea. "I fully appreciate just how much I've let myself, the club and the fans down. I reacted in the heat of the moment without really thinking. "I know that going down to ten men at that point in such a big local derby probably cost us all three points. "Anyone that knows me will know it's totally out of character for me to do something like that and, as captain, I should know better. "I apologised to the lads and the staff after the match but I felt I owed it to the fans to front up to them as well. "Once the ban is over, I'll come back and let my performances pay everyone back and help the club pick up some more wins."

Source: ESA

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