Antonio Cassano is desperately trying to save his Sampdoria career. "I apologise in front of the whole of Italy."
Cassano's career at Doria hangs in the balance after an extraordinary row with owner Riccardo Garrone that could see his contract terminated.
The volatile Italian international verbally abused the President last week after he failed to turn up to an awards ceremony.
Infuriated by Cassano's outburst, Sampdoria have begun steps with the Italian footballing authorities to have his agreement rescinded.
However, speaking exclusively to Premium Football Club, the Bari-born starlet has again asked for forgiveness.
"I take responsibility for my actions, but I want to stay in Genoa," he noted.
"There was a disagreement with the President, in which I used the wrong tone, but I ask for forgiveness in front of all of Italy.
"I want to stay at Sampdoria, I have said that in the past, I am saying it now and will always say it. I want to end my career in Blucerchiato.
"What more can I do than say sorry? I just don't know. They are making me out to be some sort of terrorist.
"I'm sad to have put my teammates in such a difficult situation, even if they did well to net an important victory against Cesena."
Cassano's agent has insisted that silence is now the best policy, while we await a response from Sampdoria after the player's latest public apology.