Jones offers apology for Bauer incident

Jordan Jones

Celtic defender Moritz Bauer has confirmed he received a phone call from Jordan Jones to apologise for his tackle in the Old Firm derby.

Northern Ireland international Jones was sent off in the closing stages of the clash at Ibrox following a wild lunge on Bauer.

The incident was doubly disappointing for the Gers man as he picked up a knee injury in the process of fouling the on-loan Stoke defender, but boss Steven Gerrard has since revealed the winger hasn’t sustained ligament damage.

Referee Bobby Madden was quick to produce the red card to put the exclamation point on a bad day for the Light Blues as they slipped to a 2-0 defeat.

Bauer has been eager to play down the incident and says he was surprised to get a call from Jones to check on his health.

He told STV: “I didn’t feel it that bad on the pitch, I just felt ‘right, that was a foul’ and when I saw the red card I was a bit surprised. But when I saw it on the TV it was a bad tackle.

“These things can happen and obviously I wish no-one got injured but unfortunately he caught himself a bit. Nothing bad happened and it’s part of the derby.

“Because I didn’t injure myself or anything, I didn’t expect a call but it was a very positive surprise. Big compliment to him, it’s very fair play. He asked how I felt and if he had caught me badly and he apologised.”