Aston Villa forward Ayew apologises for ‘impulsive’ red card

Rob Conlon
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Jordan Ayew has apologised for his crazy red card in Aston Villa’s 2-0 defeat at West Ham on Tuesday night.

Premier League strugglers Villa had actually started the match positively and could have had a penalty when Michail Antonio handled inside the box.

But Ayew left Remi Garde’s side with a mountain to climb when he elbowed Aaron Cresswell in front of the linesman, to leave Villa down to 10 men after only 17 minutes.

“Looking back at my impulsive actions last night I sincerely apologise to the supporters of Aston Villa, my teammates, AVFC staff and my coach,” the 24-year-old posted on his Instagram account.

“I take full responsibility for my actions and I don’t wish to dwell on my mistake but rather look forward to playing again to prove myself to be true to claret and blue as I have done from the moment I joined AVFC and I do not intend to slow down now.

“To my fans and everyone I offended, I ask that you join me in moving on from this unfortunate situation as I continue to focus on my career and the success of the team. We fight till the end. Up The Villa!”