Southampton goalkeeper Artur Boruc said he threw a water bottle into a crowd of his own team's fans during a Premier League match in October because racist comments had been directed at him.
Coach Nigel Adkins benched the Poland international after the bottle toss during the first half of Tottenham Hotspur's 2-1 win.
"I did blame myself because I gave Atkins a reason to sit me on the bench," Boruc said. "But I won't say I regret it because I heard unpleasant words directed at me. Racist words."