German midfielder Emre Can apologizes for sexist comment

German Midfielder Emre Can Apologizes for Sexist Comment

Emre Can, Juventus
Emre Can has apologised for his sexist comments of late. Image Courtesy: Getty

Germany and Juventus midfielder, Emre Can has aplologised for his sexist remarks he had made in reference to defending Cristiano Ronaldo.

While defending Ronaldo, Can passed a controversial comment

It all began when Cristiano Ronaldo was given a shock red card at the 29th minute in his UCL debut for Juventus. However, while defending Ronaldo, midfielder Emre Can said,

UEFA Champions League, Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo takes a red card against Valencia in the UEFA Champions League. Image Courtesy: Getty

“That’s supposed to be a red!? I just heard that he said it was because of hair pulling. We’re not women; we’re playing football. If you’re giving that as a red card, you can be sent off for any foul. One hundred per cent that is not a red card.”

After Can made such a call, it got termed as an disrespect for women footballers, and the Germany international immediately apologised on his Twitter handle.


“I would like to take a moment to clear the air regarding the comments I made after last night’s game. My response after seeing the video footage of Cristiano’s sending off seemed to have caused some commotion. I would like to state that the comments made were never focused on nor meant to degrade women, women’s football or equality in any form. Everyone who knows me knows about my respect for women, equality and respect.”

“My intention was to stick up for my teammate regarding a wrong decision which could have affected our game. I sincerely apologise if any of the comments I made have caused any harm.”

Meanwhile, it’s yet to be known if Ronaldo will remain suspended for the next two UCL games or the ban will get reduced. If it doesn’t, there will no homecoming for Ronaldo, as he is set to miss the clash against Manchester United at Old Trafford.