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December 20th, 2006 1:35AM



"I want to apologize to the fans, to all the young people and children for my behavior. They [Barcelona players] kicked me, they treated me badly throughout the game, they kicked my injured leg, and they know I have problems in this leg, that's why I reacted like that."
-- Striker Agustin Delgado, who has played in two World Cups for Ecuador, after being suspended for one year for his part in a massive brawl involving his club, LDU Quito, and Barcelona of Guayaquil on the last day of the Ecuadoran season. Delgado, who has a bad knee, was one of three LDU players handed one-year suspensions. Four Barcelona players were injured in the fighting.

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