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Motherwell Captain Peter Hartley Apologises For Comments Made About Fabio Cardoso

Motherwell Captain Peter Hartley Apologises For Comments Made About Fabio Cardoso

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:

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:

Motherwell host Rangers on Sunday afternoon at Fir Park – and we reckon Steven Gerrard’s team talk has been pretty much done for him.

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