Douglas Costa Apologises For Red Card After Spitting

Juventus winger Douglas Costa has taken to Instagram to apologise for his red card in the weekend’s win against Sassuolo.

The Bianconeri ran out 2-1 winners thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo’s first goals for the club, but the game was marred for a spitting incident involving Costa and Federico Di Francesco.

It's all going on in Turin. A bad challenge from Douglas Costa, then an elbow, Sassuolo score, and then there's a headbutt and spitting. This will be HUGE news in Italy. #Juve

— Eleven Sports (@ElevenSports_UK) September 16, 2018

But the Brazilian took to social media to accept responsibility for the incident.

“I want to apologise to all the Juventus fans for this over the top reaction I had during today’s game,” Costa began his post, as translated by Football Italia.

This is going to be a huge story in world football. Douglas Costa spits in Federico Di Francesco's mouth during the #Juve and #Sassuolo game.

— Eleven Sports (@ElevenSports_UK) September 16, 2018

“I also apologise to my teammates, who are always by my side, in good and bad times. It was ugly, I am aware of that and I apologise to everyone for that.

“I want to make clear that this isolated conduct has nothing to do with what I’ve shown throughout my career.”