Everton's Fellaini apologises for Shawcross headbutt
STOKE, United Kingdom (AFP) - Marouane Fellaini on Saturday apologised for headbutting Stoke City's Ryan Shawcross in the 1-1 Premier League draw at the Britannia Stadium.
The Belgian midfielder clashed with Shawcross on the hour mark as the players jostled for position at a corner, but the incident went unnoticed by referee Mark Halsey and his assistants.
"I apologise completely to Ryan Shawcross, my team mates and to our fans at the game," said the Belgian midfielder.
"There was a lot of pushing and pulling going on inside the Stoke penalty area and I didn't feel I was getting any protection from the officials.