Chelsea defender David Luiz has called on Sergio Aguero to offer him an apology following the Manchester City star's inexplicable two-footed stamp in the closing stages of Sunday's thrilling FA Cup semi-final.
Aguero scored the winner for Manchester City in a breathless affair at Wembley, with Chelsea so nearly fighting back from two goals down to force the encounter into a period of extra time.
While Aguero was the hero for sending Manchester City into a second final in three seasons, the Argentine's performance was marred by a clash with Luiz on the touchline, right in the view of the dugouts.
As Luiz attempted to shield the ball from Aguero, the 24-year-old bundled into the Chelsea centre-back, and then launched into a dangerous double-footed challenge on his floored opponent.
It was a lunge which escaped sanction from referee Chris Foy, but one that resulted in anger from the Chelsea players, and Luiz has now urged on Aguero to uphold his previously untarnished reputation by saying sorry for the incident.
"Agüero’s a great player and I think he needs to be honest with himself and say I don’t like to do bad tackles,” Luiz told reporters after the game.
"I didn’t speak to him after the game, but sometimes in a game people have five seconds and do things they don’t like to do. I think it was five seconds of anger and I forgive him.
"People are happy when Agüero scores goals and does good things in the game. If it’s the opposite, many people say you should say, ‘Sorry, this is not me and it’s not good for football.’
"Many kids see the game, watch the game, and they want to see good things and not bad things.”