Benni sorry for red card

2012-08-27 10:23

Johannesburg - Orlando Pirates veteran striker Benni McCarthy has apologised to the club and fans for bringing the club into disrepute when he collected a red card in a match against SuperSport United in the second leg of the MTN8 semifinal at Soweto’s Orlando Stadium, according to a report in The New Age.

The 34-year-old veteran’s moment of madness proved decisive when a spirited SuperSport United thrashed them 3-0.

Said McCarthy via Twitter: “Thanks for all the positive response from u guys, very much appreciated. But still disappointed in my actions. Goodnight all. I’m in debt to our fans, will make up for 2nyt disaster by making sure we are successful in all other competitions. My sincere apology.”

He continued: “What a nightmare game, my actions killed the team. I’m really sorry to my team and our fans for getting sent off and costing us the game.”


  • peter.kobue - 2012-08-27 10:30

    Ntwana I'm disappointed in you with this red card, but we all make mistakes... I was even more disappointed with tactics after your send off. By the way what did Segolela do be left off at the expense of useless Makola and Masuku!

  • Synomore - 2012-08-27 10:59

    I would like to accept your apology but something in me says you'll do it again

      themba.maseko.568 - 2012-08-27 11:02

      The Good Old Benny will never learn now at 34, he should be much more mature. I suppose it is one of his weaknesses we should accept!!!

  • matomeoupa.dikgale - 2012-08-27 11:19


  • jeffrey.mnisi - 2012-08-27 11:23

    better stay at Pirates, no Bafana Bafana chance

  • tshepo.maganedisa - 2012-08-27 11:28

    You are forgiven and we (Pirates family) will never crucify for one incident, your good overrules your bad - we value your contribution to our team (after all your presence last year made sure we defend our treble,something other teams can only wish for) - so lets put this behind us and lets go defend our treble - bucs i am, bucs i remain and Benni my star

      marlin.samuels.1 - 2012-08-27 11:43

      tshepo are u for real? benni draws attention and r in the news for all the wrong reasons, he'll still cost you guys dearly, but mayb you are just as stupid as benni

      tshepo.maganedisa - 2012-08-27 12:33

      i am glad you seem to know all the stupid people and i will never justify the level of my intelligence to you - you can only envy what Benni has achieved, even other bosses will have to be involved in tender fraud just to have half of what he has - jealousy makes your reading nasty

  • marlin.samuels.1 - 2012-08-27 11:40

    stupid stupid stupid, not just for ur actions bt u r indeed stupid as a person. sorri is too late, it cost your team mates dearly, u forever want the attention on u

  • fdalana - 2012-08-27 11:46

    from treble to terrible champoins!

  • malungisa.samuel - 2012-08-27 11:51

    Pie rats fans talking too much big mouth thanx s united bennie is a foolish he think he is above shappa united shapa the referery was gud pirates beat celtics with a wrong penalty now they are complaining but i don't need them now cause they angry they can beat me 5-1 mostspecial Gould is injured

  • lmapheto - 2012-08-27 11:57

    Dear Mr. McCarthy, your apology is rejected...please be reminded why you were hired by Pirates in the first place...score goals. As for the weekend defeat, well it happens in football...when other teams play champions they always play their heart out...

  • bmaestro - 2012-08-27 11:58

    sorry means nothing Benny,go shove it up your belly!

  • brendon.nel.7 - 2012-08-27 11:59

    Sorry won't cut it tubby. Rather back ur bags and f off.

  • lenox.ntlantsana - 2012-08-27 12:05

    Please Bennie never again make the diski a battle field!

  • Mavurah - 2012-08-27 12:07

    Thanks Bennie for the apology, We know you're one of the best players in the world, and this is a game, a nice game people should always remember that and the players are human, they have moments like everyone, its not nice to loose but hey it happens..GOOD LUCK BHAKABHAKA its not over keep up the good work CHAMPS!!!!!!!!

  • mahomedrafeek.goolam - 2012-08-27 13:24

    It was a stupid thing to do,but hey you are only human and Franklin Cale is no angel.As for the loss, it was on the cards,but in a crucial game like this is sad.May the powers that be sign some good strickers to play off you.We create so many chances but cannot convert them.Anyway here's wishing you all the best for the remaining games.

  • ivan.cwaile - 2012-08-27 14:48

    Benni is solely to blame for this stupidity as he came a long way off just to remostrate with Cale while the victim (Klate) was just happy to continue with his game because the referee had already protected him. Football is a contact sport and we all know it. He can never be redeemed for that because he is continuously elbowing others in high jump situations.

  • thulani.nxele - 2012-08-28 17:41

    Bennie, what happen' is in the past. serve your suspension aome back with the bang, let deffend this league. A lot still need to be done. it disappointing that defending champs did not score a goal in this year's semi-final. Tech team really have to look at that.

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