'I haven't killed anybody', says red-card Balotelli
Mario Balotelli apologised for his latest red-card on Thursday but insisted his petulance should be kept in perspective by pointing out: 'I haven't killed anybody'.
- Published: 27/09/2013 at 04:49 AM
- Newspaper section: news
AC Milan's forward Mario Balotelli (2nd L) reacts after receiving a red card at the end of the Serie A football match AC Milan vs Naples, on September 22, 2013, at the San Siro stadium in Milan.
The AC Milan striker was sent-off after scoring a late consolation goal in his team's 2-1 defeat to Napoli last weekend.
He has since been banned for three matches.
"Firstly, I am sorry for my teammates," Balotelli said in excerpts of an interview to be published in Friday's Gazzetta dello Sport.
"They train and work hard with me. What I did hasn't helped our cause. I also feel guilty for the fans, who care so much for the team."
However, the former Manchester City striker suggested there was a limit to just how far his apologies would stretch.
"I made a mistake when I was provoked... but I'm not going to apologise to everyone. It's not as if I killed someone," added Balotelli.
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