Capello says sorry
By Licas Brown
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Fabio Capello has retracted his accusation that Fernando Torres cheated.
Fabio Capello has retracted his accusation that Fernando Torres cheated in the Madrid derby, but again hit out at play-acting in football.
The Italian coach claimed that he misused the Spanish word for cheat and apologised for including it in his rant after the 1-1 draw on Sunday.
Torres went down clutching his face after being caught by Sergio Ramos and the Real Madrid defender was sent off following the incident.
Immediately after the encounter, Capello labelled the Atletico player as a cheat.
"I prefer to talk about sport rather than to offend people," the former Milan and Juventus boss explained.
"If I have offended him then I apoligise."
Despite withdrawing his accusation, Capello took the chance to state his contempt for player that attempt to con referees and claims it is nothing new on his part.
"When I was in Italy I fought against players that throw themselves to the floor," he said. "Players receive a tap near their face and they go down clutching their heads.
"I do not like seeing players do that just to gain an advantage.
"You can clearly see that there was no intent on his (Sergio Ramos') part," he concluded.