Wolves defender Willy Boly apologised to Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva after his horrendous first half tackle earned him a straight red card.
Wolves manager, Nuno Espirito Santo, even agreed that referee Craig Pawson had correctly issued the card for a 19th-minute incident which was reminiscent of the foul made by City captain Vincent Kompany on Liverpool’s Mo Salah early in the new year – a flashpoint that only resulted in a yellow and incensed manager Jurgen Klopp that night.
But Boly did not hesitate to approach Bernardo at the end of last night’s game to apologise for his own indiscretion.
“It was quite a bad tackle but I’m fine,” said Bernardo.
“Yes, he did apologise at the end of the game. These things happen. You don’t do it on purpose, I think, and he said that. Everything is fine, it’s football.”