Malabo: Ivory Coast star Gervinho has apologised after being sent off in his side`s 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations draw with Guinea in Malabo on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, the 27-year-old took to Twitter to say: "I would like to apologise to the Ivorian nation, to my team-mates, to the supporters and to the organisers of the CAN for this angry gesture which is totally out of character and evidently has no place on a football pitch."
Gervinho was shown a straight red card in the second half of the Group D game for hitting out at Guinea`s Naby Keita.
Without him, Herve Renard`s side came from a goal down to earn a point thanks to a strike from substitute Seydou Doumbia.
The Roma forward is waiting to discover the length of ban that lies in store, although he is certain to sit out the Elephants` second group game against Mali on Saturday.