April 17, 2013 GMT
Aguero apologizes to Luiz for nasty tackle
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has apologized to David Luiz for his ugly two-footed stamp on the back of the Chelsea defender’s thighs during Sunday’s FA Cup semifinal at Wembley Stadium.
Aguero says in a Twitter post that he has contacted Luiz to say sorry for the 85th-minute tackle in City’s 2-1 win, adding that it was an “impulse reaction that shouldn’t have happened.”
Luiz used Twitter to thank the Argentina international for a “demonstration of character. We get to know great man and athletes this way.”
Aguero escaped any retrospective punishment — a likely three-match ban — for the tackle because referee Chris Foy confirmed he saw at least part of the incident and acted on it during the match.