"Words in Spanish directed at my family, I understand perfectly well. As such when I reacted, it was the wrong reaction but sometimes even rational and normal people err. As such, I would like to apologize to you, to the fans, the players and to the people of Portugal."
-- Portugal's Brazilian coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, who disregarded the sticks-and-stones adage and took a swing at Ivica Dragutinovic after Wednesday's Euro 2008 qualifier, a 1-1 tie. (Reuters)