Algeria international, Saphir Taider, apologized after receiving a red card in the match of his club Impact Montreal against the host New England Revolution.
The match was held early Saturday morning, within the framework of the fifth round of the United States Championship.
Saphir Taider said he apologized to the opposing team, asserting that he had not deliberately hurt it and explained that the player Luis Alberto Cacedo Mosquera completed the match, which means that he was not injured.
Taider tried to get rid of the opponent Mosquera by a technical movement (roulette), hitting him at the leg level, which made the referee lift the red card in the face of Algeria international, at the 14th minute, then the result was equality.
Taider also apologized to Impact Montreal’s management, technicians and fans, and said he was responsible for the non-sport shot and the expulsion penalty.
For his part, French coach Rémi Garde said in statements to the Canadian media after the end of this match, that the exit of Taider was the turn of the confrontation.
He added that his team suffered a lot because of the luck of players, and conceded four goals (the final result of the meeting).
The coach of Impact Monreal says he spoke with Taider about this shot, and he assured him that the Algerian international did not meant hurting the opponent. Regardless of what he will decide on Taider, or what the club management will do after this non-sporty shot.
The midfielder Saphir Taider, 26, received the second red card since his debut at the French club Grenoble in 2010, as he received the first in the season of 2012-2013 with the colors of Italy Bologna team.