Charlton Athletic star issues 20-word apology after late red card in Northampton Town loss
The Charlton Athletic midfielder received his second yellow card with the game tied with minutes remaining.
Tayo Edun, a Charlton Athletic midfielder, has apologized to fans on social media for being sent off with only four minutes remaining in Tuesday night’s game against Northampton Town at The Valley.
The two League One sides enjoyed a heated game, with a flurry of goals before halftime leaving the score at 2-2. There was little to differentiate the two teams in the second half until Edun lost control while dribbling and landed a hard challenge on Aaron McGowan.
Despite his obvious shock and protests, the 25-year-old received his second yellow card of the match and was marched off. The visitors then scored in the 97th minute through Louis Appere, ringing the death knell for head coach Michael Appleton, who was relieved immediately after the final whistle.
While the impact from the game is over Appleton’s dismissal and who will take over to rescue Charlton’s dreadful run of form, which has seen the club go winless since November, Edun sent a heartfelt message to fans online. In a letter to X, he said: “I want to apologise to you guys for the sending off, very frustrating although I don’t agree with the decision.”