Aleksandar Mitrovic decided to speak after pushing the referee away
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Aleksandar Mitrovic will surely miss several matches after he pushed the referee Chris Kavanagh in the match between Fulham and Manchester United. This left Fulham with 9 players, given that Willian had previously also received a red card.
The Serbian is aware that he made a big mistake and decided to apologize. "On a personal level, I regret my actions that led to me being sent off. I allowed my frustration to get the better of me, and how I reacted was wrong.
I was trying to get the referee's attention, but I appreciate that I should not have put my hands on him and I understand why he showed me a red card, my first in-game sending off for Fulham and my first since the 2015-16 season.
I have accepted the three-match ban for my red card, I have spoken to Chris Kavanagh to apologise, and I have volunteered to accept a club fine. I now want to do what I can to put this incident behind me and get back to helping my team-mates on the pitch as soon as possible”.
- Aleksandar Mitrovic said, as quoted by mirror.co.uk
Aleksandar Mitrovic: I should have controlled my own emotions better
This great striker believes that he had to control his emotions in such a match. Mitrovic also decided to talk to the referee and apologize to him once again.
“I should have controlled my own emotions better. I regret what happened and I have spoken to Chris Kavanagh to apologise. He knows I respect him and the job he does. Unfortunately, we did not see eye-to-eye on the day but I recognise that he is one of the top referees in this country.
I know that, when our paths cross again, there will be mutual respect”. Of course, it is important that Mitrovic is aware of his mistake, and this can be a good lesson for him in the future.