Adelaide United defender, Michael Marrone, has spoken about the extra-time incident during the Westfield FFA Cup Final on Tuesday night.
“The incident that occurred with the ball boy on Tuesday night is one that I am sincerely regretful for,” Marrone said.
“I acted out of character in the heat of the moment which was unacceptable. I did not intend to cause any harm.
“Since the match I have made contact with the family involved to pass on my apologies and regret for the unnecessary stress it has caused them.
“I am thankful that the family have been understanding and supportive.
“I hope we can now move on from this situation and I understand and respect the FFA process we must now go through to do so.”
Adelaide United will continue to support Michael and the family involved.