Saturday August 4 2012
Morganella apologises for racist tweet

Palermo defender Michel Morganella admits he “made a mistake” after being sent home from the Olympics for a racist tweet.

The Swiss international was expelled by his team after using Twitter to insult the South Korean fans who jeered him at London 2012.

“I still have to write a letter on the website of the Swiss team to explain to people what happened,” he told Radio Radio.

“I admit that I made a mistake in responding to the insults I received. I got it wrong and I admit that.

“I now return to Palermo with a positive frame of mind. I left two years ago and had the chance to play regularly while on loan at Novara, so now I’m happy to be back in Sicily. I hope to prove my qualities.

“I need to do some fitness work, but I will try to be ready for the opening game. I hope Palermo can have a good season, as it’d be a dream to reach the Europa or Champions League.”

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