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Richarlison apologises after horror challenge on Thiago

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Richarlison has issued an apology after being shown a red card in the Merseyside derby for a reckless tackle on Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara.

The Everton star explained that he did not intend to hurt the Spain international while outlining why he believes the tackle, which took place in the 90th minute, was "inevitable".

"What happened today was a fatality from sheer over-dedication.

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"Everyone who knows my background knows that I was never a violent player," Richarlison wrote on his website.

The match was fraught with controversial moments but ended 2-2 after goals from Sadio Mane, Michael Keane, Mohamed Salah and Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

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