Emre Can: Juventus midfielder apologises for 'we're not women' comment

Posted September 22, 2018

ROME: Juventus midfielder Emre Can apologised on Thursday after saying "we´re not women, let´s play football" in response to teammate Cristiano Ronaldo being sent off in the Champions League win at Valencia.

The Portuguese superstar took to the European stage for the first time with his new club on Wednesday night, but was shockingly dismissed by the referee after an altercation with Valencia defender Jeison Murillo.

Ghana global Kevin Prince Boateng has quizzed the decision by Felix Brych to send off Cristiano Ronaldo in the UEFA Champions League clash between Valencia and Juventus.

AFP Sport understands, however, that an extension to the one-match ban is unlikely.

"Mostly because it was the 29th minute in the first half in a hard game, to find yourselves with 10 men for a red card, that was not right".

Ronaldo left the pitch in tears after the incident, although Juve went on to win the match 2-0.

Cristiano Ronaldo is not able to appeal the decision, meaning a one game ban will see him miss the next Champions League fixture against Young Boys.

A witness reports that Nedved and his colleagues raised their voices after confronting the German referee but Brych kept on walking towards the safety of the referee's room.

The following game for Juventus is on October 23rd at Old Trafford, where Ronaldo played for six years.

Lippi added on that incident, which has seen the Brazil worldwide stung with a four-match ban : "It was wrong, at certain levels we must know how to contain ourselves". "It was very harsh, I think if you saw the replays, you could see it's an incomprehensible decision", Matuidi said.