New dad Rio apologises for Balotelli spat

17 April 2011 11:00
Rio Ferdinand has hit out at Mario Balotelli for taunting Manchester United fans after Manchester City's FA Cup semi-final win at Wembley. Balotelli incensed Ferdinand and his United team-mates after the final whistle on Saturday by thrusting the badge on his shirt in the direction of opposition supporters. Ferdinand, writing on his Twitter account on Sunday morning, said: "If you score a goal and give a bit to opposing fans I kind of accept that but at the final whistle (you should) go to your own fans and enjoy it, not opposing fans." Balotelli also winked sarcastically at Ferdinand as the players left the field and the pair had to be separated by their team-mates. Ferdinand added: "If I offended anyone, I apologise, emotions obviously running high."

Source: PA

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