Juventus striker, Douglas Costa apologises to fans over spitting on opponent
Juventus striker, Douglas Costa who received a red card during their match on Sunday against Sassoulo, has apologised to the club fans after being sent off
for spitting in the face of Sassuolo’s Federico Di Francesco in a 2-1 Serie A win in Turin on Sunday.
The striker who was sent out at the late minute of the match have apologized via his Instagram handle to his fans:
“I would like to apologise to all the Juventus fans for my wrong reaction during today’s game, I also apologise to my teammates, who are always by
my side, in good and bad times. It was ugly, I am aware of that and I apologize to everyone for that. I want to make clear that this isolated conduct
has nothing to do with what I’ve shown throughout my career” he wrote on Instagram.
Costa now faces an extended ban with coach Massimiliano Allegri annoyed with the forward for “rising to provocation”.
“Maybe he was irritated at a foul before, but it doesn’t matter, because these things should absolutely not happen. The one thing we must avoid is
rising to provocation. We could have scored a third goal, but instead we started to play as individuals, we tried to dribble past everyone, this wound
up the opposition, who then reacted badly and then you get situations like Douglas Costa,” said Allegri.