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'Very fair play': Jordan Jones stuns Celtic ace with phone call apology after Old Firm tackle

Apologised: Jordan Jones
Apologised: Jordan Jones

By Ronnie Esplin

Celtic right-back Moritz Bauer admits he was surprised to receive a phone call from Rangers winger Jordan Jones apologising for a derby foul.

Jones was sent off for a wild swipe on Bauer in the final seconds of Celtic's 2-0 Ibrox win on September 1.

But Bauer escaped without any lasting damage while Jones suffered a knee injury which ruled him out of the Northern Ireland squad to face Germany.

The on-loan Stoke player, who made his Celtic debut off the bench at Ibrox, said: "I didn't feel it that bad on the pitch, I just felt it was a foul, and after the red card I was a bit surprised. But on the TV it looks like a bad tackle.

"Unfortunately he caught himself a bit but I didn't feel it that bad, and the day after we spoke as well, which I really, really appreciate. So there is no bad feeling at all."

When asked if he was surprised by the call from his rival, Bauer said: "Because I didn't injure myself, I didn't expect it, so it was a very positive surprise. Also it's a big compliment to him, it's very fair play.

"He asked how I felt and whether he caught me badly, and he apologised for the tackle.

"He didn't want to catch me, it was nothing personal, it was just an act of emotion and a bit of frustration.

"So we spoke and we are all good, no bad feelings at all."

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