McCarthy takes the blame
Orlando Pirates striker Benni McCarthy has apologised to the club’s supporters for his red card on Saturday night.
McCarthy received his marching orders after a tussle with SuperSport United’s Franklin Cale in the second leg of their MTN8 semifinal and Pirates went on to lose the match 3-0 and were subsequently dumped out of the tournament.
While many fans and even coach Augusto
Palacios has moved to blame referee Robert Smith for the loss, McCarthy himself
says he is the one to blame.
"What a nightmare game, my actions killed the team," McCarthy said via Twitter. "I'm really sorry to my team and our fans for getting sent off and costing us the game.
"I'm in debt to our fans, will make up for [Saturday's] disaster by making sure we are successful in all other competitions. My sincere apology."
McCarthy will now miss the club’s Soweto Derby fixture against Moroka Swallows on Saturday night.