England forward Lauren James has apologized for getting sent off in the team’s round of 16 win against Nigeria and said she will learn from the experience.
She was issued the red card following a review of the incident by the video assistant referee, which occurred during a match that England ultimately won on penalties. The incident involved her stamping on Michelle Alozie’s back during the match.
James Suspended for Quarterfinal; Apologizes to Fans and Teammates
As a result of his suspension, James won’t be able to participate in the quarterfinal match that will take place on Saturday against Colombia.
You are worthy of incomparable adoration and utmost reverence on my part. She apologized to Alozie on social media, stating, “I am sorry for what happened.”
“Also, to the fans of England and my teammates, playing with and for you is the highest honor I could ever hope for, and I promise to grow as a result of my experiences.”
The 21-year-old forward was one of England’s brightest stars during the group stage of the competition, contributing to the team’s success with three goals and three assists during those games.
FIFA to Decide on Punishment
On behalf of England, a statement was also made, which stated as follows: “Lauren is really sorry for her actions that led to the red card and is full of remorse.” That she would act in such a manner is utterly uncharacteristic of her.
FIFA has not indicated a time range for when a verdict would be made, but they may opt to prolong her punishment so that it covers more than one game. Even if England were to win the entire competition, if they proceeded in this manner, it is possible that she would be required to sit out the remainder of the competition.
In the statement that came from England, it was declared that “We will be supporting Lauren throughout, and we will put forward representation on her behalf.”
“We fully respect Fifa’s disciplinary process, and until a decision has been made, we will not be making any further comments,”
A statement penned by Ellen White states that “England’s bond will be even stronger now.”
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On her Instagram account, the Nigerian footballer Alozie, who presently plays for the American team Houston Dash, had earlier stated, “We are playing on the world’s stage.
The announcer referred to this game as “one of unconquerable feelings, moments, and passions” while speaking about it. in order to demonstrate the highest respect for Lauren James.”
England’s head coach, Sarina Wiegman, remarked after the match that the athlete “is inexperienced on this stage and lost her composure in a split second.” Even though she had no intention of causing it, it went ahead and occurred nonetheless. She began by expressing her regret, and then she extended an apology.
“She would never intentionally hurt another person,” said the witness. She is the most caring and generous person I have ever had the pleasure of interacting with.