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Poulsen apologises for sparking chaos

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Denmark midfielder Christian Poulsen was full of remorse after his actions sparked a chain of events which led to the Euro 2008 qualifier against Sweden being abandoned when a fan attacked the referee.

The Group F clash was called to a halt by Herbert Fandel in the 89th minute when a Danish supporter ran on to the pitch and aimed a punch at the German official. The controversy began moments earlier when Sevilla midfielder Poulsen was shown a straight red card for punching Sweden striker Markus Rosenberg in the stomach - for which Sweden were awarded a penalty.

"I was involved in a tussle with the Swedish player, who I felt had provoked me twice. I saw red and I hit him," said Poulsen. "I would like to apologise to my team-mates and the general public. It´s the most stupid thing I´ve ever done."

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