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Odemwingie apologise for red card


West Bromwich Albion striker, Peter Odemwingie, has apologised for his actions that saw him get sent off in West Brom’s 3-0 defeat at Fulham on Saturday.

The Nigerian striker saw red after kicking out at Fulham defener, Sascha Riether, when the score was just 1-0 in the first half. After the game, Odemwingie, apologised to the team and the staff and said that his emotions got the better of him.

“I wanted to foul the player because I thought he was angry towards me. But I should cool my emotions,” he admitted.

“I’ve said sorry to the players and to the staff. It’s a lesson to learn.”

He then went on to add that he lost his temper after feeling a kick to his ankle.

“I am looking at the incident in a different way now,” Odemwingie said. “That moment went very fast for me, I felt a kick on my ankle and felt an injustice that the linesman was so close but nothing was given.

“But now I think it was my fault. I lost my temper. I’m a professional and should have kept my cool, but it happens. It’s not my habit.”

The Nigerian will now miss the next three game for the baggies which include; Reading at home, Liverpool at home in the Capital One Cup and then Aston Villa away.

Alex William Batt


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