Everton’s Ramiro Funes Mori has apologised for his tackle on Divock Origi in Wednesday night’s Merseyside derby.
The defender brought down Liverpool’s Belgian striker five minutes into the second half of the clash at Anfield with Roberto Martinez’s men already 2-0 down.
The 25-year-old’s challenge on Origi was ill-timed and dangerous, and rightly resulted in Funes Mori receiving his marching orders.
And, as he departed the field to jibes from the Anfield crowd, Funes Mori beat his chest and tugged at the badge on his shirt in defiance at Liverpool’s supporters.
Some Everton fans felt that the Argentina international was wrong in trying to provoke further reaction from the crowd during the 4-0 defeat to the Reds.
And Funes Mori took to twitter on Wednesday afternoon to offer his apologies to both Origi and his team mates for his rash attempt to win the ball.
— Ramiro Funes Mori (@funesmoriofi25) April 21, 2016
Funes Mori will now sit out Saturday’s crunch FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United, as well as the Premier League matches against Bournemouth and Leicester City, due to his straight red card.
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