Alex Song Apologizes

Cameroon defender Alex Song has apologised for his red card as his side were thrashed 4-0 by Croatia and crashed out of the World Cup.

Song saw red for elbowing Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic at the end of the first half when his side were already 1-0 down.

Referee Pedro Proenca reached straight for red after Song wildly lashed out at Mandzukic with his arm as Croatia tried to counter down the left-hand side.

Song bowed his head as he trudged from the pitch in Manaus, four years after his spat with Eto’o had split the Cameroon camp.

Cameroon lost all three of their games at that tournament and look to be heading for a similar conclusion in Brazil.

Song later apologised for his part in the off-the-ball scuffle with Mandzukic which resulted in the Barca man heading back to the changing rooms ahead of schedule.

In a statement, the 26-year-old said, ‘I’m very sad at the moment as I feel I have let my country and myself down.

“It was a stupid moment and I’m truly sorry. If I could do anything to take it back I would. Please forgive me.”