Richarlison has claimed he has by no means been a “violent participant,” issuing a public apology to Thiago for the problem that earned him a purple card within the Merseyside derby.
The 2 sides have been poised at 2-2 in a controversial derby at Goodison when Thiago and Richarlison battled for a free ball in the midst of the park.
Thiago, who was excellent on his first begin for the membership, acquired there first and was then topic to a nasty lunge from the Everton striker, whose studs collided with the Spaniard’s proper knee.
It was a transparent purple card problem from Richarlison, in a fixture that has seen him embroiled in heated exchanges on plenty of events in latest conferences, and by some means it wasn’t the worst deal with produced by an Everton participant on the day.
“Everybody who is aware of my background is aware of that I used to be by no means a violent participant,” he wrote.
“What occurred in the present day was a fatality from sheer over-dedication. I didn’t enter that [challenge] with the intention of injuring Thiago.
“After I noticed that the [collision] was going to occur, I picked up my foot and hit him with my knee within the [process], which was inevitable because of the velocity of the play.
“I already despatched a message to him apologising and I additionally do it right here publicly. I hope he hasn’t been harm and that every little thing is ok.”
Sadly, the injury might already be executed, and Richarlison’s contrition has already come into query attributable to a now-deleted follow-up tweet from the Brazilian.
In response to a tweet sharing photographs of his apology and the problem itself, the striker then posted one other picture from afterward within the transfer, seemingly claiming his innocence and that he himself was injured within the course of:
I did not imagine Richarlison apology for a second. He posted and deleted this earlier. It was a pretend and hole apology. pic.twitter.com/ZtxrUGGv4b
— LFC Views – Champions (@Mobyhaque1) October 17, 2020
And when accused by one Liverpool fan of getting “executed this repeatedly,” Richarlison requested: “When did I do that earlier than?”:
repeatedly? When did I do that earlier than? ?
— Richarlison Andrade (@richarlison97) October 17, 2020
After all, this was not probably the most controversial incident within the sport, with Jordan Pickford’s horrendous deal with on Van Dijk and the ineptitude of video assistant referee David Coote looming bigger over the end result.
However it’s a scenario that provides extra hearth to the derby, and will heap extra distress on Liverpool with it nonetheless unclear if Thiago faces time on the sidelines.