Douglas Costas has apologised to Juventus followers for spitting at Federico Di Francesco throughout a 2-1 win over Sassuolo on Sunday.
Costa was proven a straight purple card in extra-time when he clashed with the Sassuolo participant, first showing to elbow him earlier than spitting at him.
Video of the incident surprised soccer followers and pundits, and sparked an indignant response from Costa’s supervisor, Massimiliano Allegri.
However the Brazilian has now reacted to the ‘ugly’ scenes and apologises to the Juventus followers and his team-mates.
He mentioned: ‘I want to apologise to all Juventus followers for this deceptive response in at the moment’s sport.
‘I additionally apologize to my teammates, who’re at all times with me in lovely and dangerous moments. I used to be ugly, I’m conscious of it and I apologize to everybody for this.
‘I make it clear that this remoted angle doesn’t correspond to what I’ve at all times proven in my profession.’
Juventus gained the sport because of a brace from Cristiano Ronaldo, however Costa’s actions have solid a darkish shadow over the victory.
Referee Daniele Chiffi awarded a yellow card, however moments later despatched Costa was given his marching orders for unsportsmanlike conduct after VAR intervened, and now faces an prolonged ban for his behaviour.