England striker Lauren James has apologized for her red card in the Lionesses Women’s World Cup last-16 win over Nigeria while adding that she will learn from the experience.
She was sent off after a VAR review for stamping on the back of Michelle Alozie in a penalty shootout that England won.
James will not be featuring in Saturday’s quarter-final clash against Colombia.
“All my love and respect to you. I am sorry for what happened,” she said on social media to Alozie.
“Also, for our England fans and my team-mates, playing with and for you is my greatest honour and I promise to learn from my experience.”
The 21-year-old may receive further ban which could see her miss the rest of the tournament even if England make it to the final.
In response to the unfortunate incident, Nigeria’s Alozie, who plays for Houston Dash in the US, posted: “We are playing on the world’s stage.
“This game is one of passion, insurmountable emotions, and moments. All respect for Lauren James.”