Sevilla coach Joaquín Caparrós has publicly apologised to Betis fans for his behaviour during the derby at the weekend. Caparrós posted a message on Twitter to say sorry for the gestures he made towards some home fans as the Sevilla coach left the Villamarín stadium following the 2-2 draw.
Quiero pedir disculpas a los aficionados del @RealBetis a los que les hice un feo y desafortunado gesto y comentario. La rivalidad sevillana se debe entender desde la guasa y fraternidad y no debe llegar nunca a esos extremos y yo me equivoqué. Enhorabuena por la gran temporada.— Joaquín Caparrós (@JoaquinCaparros) 14 de mayo de 2018
"I would like to apologise to the Real Betis fans to whom I made an and ugly unfortunate gesture and the comment I directed at them. Rivalry between the Seville clubs should always be understood through fraternity and humour and should never be taken to such extremes. I got carried away and I was wrong to do what I did. Congratulations to Betis for the great season you've had", Caparrós wrote on Twitter.
The 62-year-old Utrerano has a history of winding up Betis fans - including the time when he sat in the home dug-out at the Villamarín. This time though, he realized he went a little too far and said he was sorry.