The Straits Times
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Published on Dec 10, 2012
 

Manchester City apologise for Ferdinand derby coin attack

 
 

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, (AFP) - Manchester City have apologised to Rio Ferdinand after the Manchester United defender was struck by a coin as he celebrated his side's 3-2 win in Sunday's Manchester derby.

The English centre-back was left with blood pouring from his face after being hit by a missile apparently thrown from the crowd in the aftermath of Robin van Persie's injury-time winner for United at the Etihad Stadium.

Greater Manchester Police have launched an investigation into the incident, while City expressed regret to Ferdinand.

"We apologise to Rio," said a spokesman from the club.