Coventry City striker Michael Mifsud has apologised for the red card he received in Monday's 4-0 home thrashing by West Bromwich Albion.
The Malta international was dismissed after just 11 minutes of the heavy defeat at the Ricoh Arena after appearing to elbow Baggies defender Carl Hoefkens.
Mifsud, who will now miss the next three matches through suspension, claims he did not catch Hoefkens deliberately and has said sorry for his actions.
"I know that I have let myself down, let my team-mates down and let the fans down," the 11-goal striker told the club's official website.
"I am guilty of not keeping my eye on the ball when I went up for the challenge, but I would never intentionally try and injure another player.
"I thought he was going to jump higher than he did - but I never meant to elbow him.
"I know that my sending-off had a big impact on the match and I am truly, truly sorry for what has happened.
"I am devastated that I will miss the next three games and I hope I can make amends when I can play again."