Sascha Riether has accepted his three match ban for violent conduct and publicly apologised to Adnan Januzaj after his stamp which could have potentially ended his career before it got started.
Luckily for Januzaj, the stamp did not cause any serious injury to his ankle despite the force behind it.
However, it was a disgusting act of frustration from Riether but it is at least good to see him apologise to Januzaj directly.
“It was very unlike me and I can only say that frustration got the better of me.
“I also want to apologise to my teammates, fans and everyone at the Club, for the ban incurred following Saturday’s match.
“I will accept the consequences of my actions, and hope to put it behind me when I return.”
Riether’s case set a precedent in that it was the first violent conduct charge given by a new voting panel and hopefully it marks the beginning of the end when it comes to players getting away with violent acts on the pitch.