PREMIER LEAGUE

Everton’s Funes Mori says sorry for seeing red

The defender was involved in a shocking tackle on Liverpool’s Divcock Origi in last night’s Merseyside derby. Origi will undergo a scan on his ankle today.

Everton’s Funes Mori says sorry for seeing red
PAUL ELLIS AFP

Everton defender Ramiro Funes Mori apologised on Thursday after being sent off for an ugly foul on Divock Origi during his side's 4-0 Merseyside derby drubbing at Liverpool.

The Argentina international was shown a straight red card in the 50th minute of Wednesday's game after catching Origi on the ankle, leaving the Belgian striker, who was stretchered off, with suspected ligament damage. Origi arrived at the Shire Liverpool Hospital this afternoon where he will undergo a series of tests including a resonance scan.

Funes Mori, 25, was derided on social media after provocatively thumping the Everton crest on his shirt as he left the pitch and on Thursday he took to Twitter to apologize.

“I very much regret what happened yesterday,” he wrote. “It was never my intention to harm a rival nor my colleagues (by) leaving the field. And regarding Divock Origi, I fervently hope it's nothing serious and know that was never my intention to hurt (him). I ask my apologies for what happened.”

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp described the injury to 21-year-old Origi as “a big shadow on the game”.