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Geis apologises for horror tackle on Hahn

Schalke midfielder Johannes Geis has apologised following a shocking challenge on Borussia Monchengladbach’s Andre Hahn on Sunday.

The 22-year-old was shown a straight red card in Schalke’s 3-1 loss to Gladbach at Borussia-Park.

Geis raised his studs in a challenge for the ball but instead collected Hahn’s leg, with the Gladbach midfielder forced off with injury just nine minutes after coming on late in the game.

In a statement released via his Facebook page, Geis apologised for the horror tackle.

“I cannot put into words what happened today,” Geis explained. “I did a bad foul on Andre that I’m very sorry for and I apologise to him, his family, the club and all the fans.

“Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a fair sportsman and this is something that has never happened in my career. The health of all players is very important to me.

“When I saw the images on TV, it reminded me immediately of my old team-mate Elkin Soto and hope very much that Andre is not seriously hurt.

“I understand that many people are upset and have let their emotions out against me. I can completely understand it. 

“I have already apologised personally to Andre Hahn and will remain contact with him over the next few days

“Once again, I’m sorry, Andre.”

Mon 26 Oct, 2015
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