Celtic defender Moritz Bauer received an apology for horror tackle on Sunday

By John McGinley

September 4, 2019

Celtic defender Moritz Bauer received an apology from Rangers winger Jordan Jones for his horror tackle on the Hoops man, according to a former teammate of Jones, BBC Scotland report.

Jones flew into a tackle on the new Celtic signing during our 2-0 win over the Ibrox side on Sunday, receiving a straight red card from Bobby Madden.

It was the kind of incident that could have resulted in a serious injury for the Austrian.

Pundits like Kris Commons severely criticised the Northern Ireland international, who appears to have managed to injure himself with the lunge.

Gary Dicker, still in contact with the former Killie man, has claimed Jones has tried to make amends in the aftermath by apologise.

As quoted by BBC Scotland, he said: “He’s waiting for scan results. Hopefully it won’t be as serious as he thinks it is.

“He spoke to the right-back at Celtic and apologised.

“It’s frustration. I don’t think he was doing it to get a round of applause or hurt someone. It can mess with your emotions, it’s a big occasion, but he’ll learn from it.”

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A disaster for Jones

Ultimately it’s the Rangers man who has come out much worse off from the incident.

Not only did he embarrass himself by getting sent off in a derby, but he’s now waiting on scan results that could determine he misses a significant amount of football.

With Ryan Kent arriving at Ibrox on Monday, it’s the last thing he needs. This will be a lesson he shouldn’t forget in a hurry.

Moritz deserves his apology and we can be thankful he will not miss any action due to the dangerous tackle.

Making his debut, it was a welcome to Scotland that may be quite fitting. It’s unlikely to be the last bad challenge he’s on the receiving end of as an attacking full-back.