“Achraf Hakimi, I’m really sorry, I didn’t have any bad intentions”- Abdul Samed apologize for his tackle on man of the moment
Ghanaian footballer Abdul Samed, who plays for Lens in France, was sent off with a red card in the 19th minute of a Ligue 1 match against Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) on April 16th. The incident occurred after Samed tackled Achraf Hakimi, who plays for PSG.
Despite Lens’ best efforts, PSG managed to secure a 3-1 win, with goals from Lionel Messi, Vitinha, and Kylian Mbappe. Samed’s early exit from the game left Lens with 10 men and made it challenging for the team to come back from a deficit.
After the match, Samed issued an apology on his Instagram page. He expressed regret over his actions and apologized to those who were disappointed, including Achraf Hakimi and his team’s fans. He also clarified that he did not have any ill intentions during the tackle and was sorry for his mistake.
“Very sad to have left the team like that. I apologize to those I disappointed and to Achraf Hakimi. I didn’t have any bad intentions and I’m really sorry, I apologize to all the lensois”, he said
Samed’s apology has been met with mixed reactions from football fans, with some praising him for taking responsibility for his actions, while others feel that his tackle was too reckless and put Hakimi’s safety at risk.
Regardless, Samed’s red card will likely have consequences for him and his team. The player will miss Lens’ next match due to suspension, and his absence could be a significant loss for the team as they continue to compete in the Ligue 1.