Motherwell captain Peter Hartley has issued a grovelling apology for comments made about ex-Rangers defender Fabio Cardoso, after claiming it was ‘fun to watch’ the Portuguese defender weeping with a broken nose.
As we told you earlier today, the midfielder referred back to the Betfred Cup semi-final in October 2017, where the two teams played out a fiery encounter at Hampden which saw the Steelmen progress to the final courtesy of a 2-0 victory.
Cardoso was playing at centre-back on that particular afternoon for the Gers but was forced to depart the pitch with a bloodied face after a reckless challenge from Ryan Bowman.
Cardoso showed off his gruesome broken nose after the full-time whistle, but Hartley didn’t seem to sympathetic when he met with the media this afternoon:
WATCH: Motherwell captain Peter Hartley says it was "fun to watch" Fabio Cardoso "weep" after the Rangers defender broke his nose 🤕
— STV Sport (@STVSport) August 23, 2018
But not long after his original comments, Hartley soon issued a statement via his Twitter account retracting the comments – probably after a stern chat with some angry Motherwell officials:
— Peter Hartley (@PeterHartley88) August 23, 2018
Motherwell host Rangers on Sunday afternoon at Fir Park – and we reckon Steven Gerrard’s team talk has been pretty much done for him.
What do you make of Hartley’s behaviour?