We were expecting this to come at some point – and too right.
Sevilla ace Joris Gnanon has said sorry for his mindbogglingly dangerous tackle in his side’s friendly victory over Liverpool at Boston’s Fenway Park yesterday.
In the second-half, seemingly outraged at Sevilla not getting a free-kick after a Dejan Lovren challenge, Gnanon booted an onrushing Yasser Larouci – and the teenager had to leave the field on a stretcher.
Thankfully, it doesn’t look too serious – nothing like a leg-break – but we can’t imagine we’ll see the left-back again this pre-season.
“I would like to publicly apologise to Liverpool, the family of the player and the supporters,” Gnanon wrote on Twitter.
“It was a heinous act on my part for whatever reason and should not be seen on a football field.
“All my prayers are with the player and the family.”
Gnanon had to apologise to save face – but it’ll take more than a post-match tweet to earn the forgiveness of Liverpool fans.
We’ll wait to see how long Larouci is out for. Surely, with reckless tackles like this – that would earn a GBH charge off the football field – the perpetrator should be banned for as long as the injured player is on the sidelines?