Britos apologises for shocking tackle on Knockaert

Watford defender Miguel Britos has today apologised for his shocking tackle on Anthony Knockaert on Saturday.

Tuesday, 29th August 2017, 7:17 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 4:21 am
Miguel Britos looks to block a Anthony Knockaert cross on Saturday. Picture by Phil Westlake  (PW Sporting Photography)
Miguel Britos looks to block a Anthony Knockaert cross on Saturday. Picture by Phil Westlake (PW Sporting Photography)

Britos was sent off in the 25th minute of the 0-0 draw for a wild lunge on Knockaert and pundits including Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer criticised the Watford defender.

Speaking to the Watford website, Britos said: "I would like to publicly apologise for my red card on Saturday.

“It was not my intention to hurt the Brighton player, and I am happy he was okay and able to carry on playing the match.”

“My timing was wrong but there are no excuses and I was very sad when I was in the dressing room.

“I know I let the coach, my teammates, the fans and everyone down and for this I am very sorry.”