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Africa Cup of Nations: Gervinho apologises after sending-off

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.

Africa Cup of Nations: Gervinho apologises after sending-off

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.

From Zee News

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