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Carson apologises for seeing red

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West Brom captain Scott Carson has issued an apology to his team-mates and Albion fans for his dismissal against Cardiff while also stating he was provoked into his head-butt by Michael Chopra.

The goalkeeper clashed with the Bluebirds striker after the pair challenged to get to a cross. His red card also led to a penalty and Cardiff's second goal in the 2-0 victory, with the Albion skipper now set to serve a three-match ban.

Carson told the club's official website: "I'm captain of the team, a role I take very seriously, and I shouldn't have reacted in the way I did. It was a really frustrating night and that came to the fore with my red card."

He added: "A cross came over and I got caught by their player (Chopra), who got nowhere near the ball. I should have just let it go and I'm disappointed in myself for getting involved. Having said that, I believe I was provoked and am disappointed in the way a fellow professional reacted.

"But I apologise to the players, the supporters and everyone connected with the club for the fact I was sent off and left us a man short. It was completely out of character for me to be involved in anything like that. The fact it also led to a penalty just made it worse."

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West Bromwich Albion
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Championship
Cardiff City
Scott Carson
Michael Chopra

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