Johnson apologises for actions
Jermaine Johnson has issued an apology after he was dismissed in Sunday's Steel City derby.
By James Dall
Last Updated: 20/10/08 12:40pm
Sheffield Wednesday's Jermaine Johnson has issued an apology after he was dismissed in Sunday's Steel City derby victory over Sheffield United.
The Jamaican winger was booked in the second period for a foul on defender Kyle Naughton before he was substituted in the 68th minute.
But Johnson vented his frustration at being replaced, kicking a water bottle into the Hillsborough stands and also pushing away the coaching staff who tried to calm him down, resulting in a second yellow from referee Mike Dean.
The 28-year-old, who will miss the match at Barnsley on Tuesday night through suspension, has expressed his regret at his actions.
He told the club's official website: "I would like to apologise to everybody associated with Sheffield Wednesday for my behaviour after being substituted in the match against Sheffield United on Sunday.
"I was caught up in the occasion and frustrated at being substituted but I should not have reacted in the way I did and I regret my actions.
"I would like to apologise to the supporters, players and management of Sheffield Wednesday for what happened and I will always do my best to represent the club in an appropriate and respectable manner in the future."