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Everton defender Ramiro Funes Mori has issued a public apology for his challenge on Divock Origi in Wednesday's Merseyside derby.
The centre-back was shown a straight red card for the challenge on the Liverpool player, which led to the striker being removed from the field with a serious ankle injury.
He was heavily criticised for grabbing the club badge on his shirt as he made his way from the pitch and he has issued a public apology to both Origi and his Everton team-mates.
“I very much regret what happened yesterday,” Funes Mori said in a statement posted on Twitter.
"It was never my intention to harm a rival not my colleagues leaving the field.
"And regarding Divock Origi, I fervently hope it’s nothing serious and know that it was never my intention to hurt. I ask my apologies for what happened."