Petke's frustration boiled over in the 72nd minute when he was tossed for saying something to the fourth official. That gave him plenty of time to prepare for his post-game press conference -- photos and all -- that will go down as the most colorful in the history of MLS without even the need for an expletive deleted.
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He apologized to his players, bosses and fans, but he said there was nothing that could change him for going off on
what he perceived to be injustices, including captain Kyle Beckerman's red card in the 4-1 win over Portland on Wednesday that kept out of Saturday's game.
Petke said he'd have presented more evidence of calls he couldn't understand but for the "fricking printer" not working.
"If I do not act the way I do," he said, "I can't sleep for the next four weeks."
We're sure he slept soundly on Saturday night.
Petke in full ...
“Before we get started, do you got your cameras rolling? You have your radio, recording devices on? Get them on. We good? This is all I am going to say about me tonight, it's all I want to say about anything that happened yesterday with Kyle, so no questions about that after this. It is going to be met with “no comment” OK?
"Here is why I got ejected tonight, and it is on me. I apologized to my players already, I apologized to my boss, who is standing back there, Craig [Waibel]. I am going to apologize to my owner and I apologize to the fans right now. But I could have released this, I could have went on Twitter, or done whatever but here you go, Trey [FitzGerald], hand them out? When Kyle Beckerman gets fined in the run of play literally extending his arm. Yet the last game that Kansas City played this picture, this happened with the number 6, [Ilie] Sanchez, who is a great player, valuable player for Kansas City with the hand around the throat of a player from Philadelphia with the referee looking straight there, look at his eyes. He is looking straight there, and then the whatever committee it is that can review this, sees all of this, nothing has happened.
"Kyle Beckerman is suspended for extending his arm while the player is coming away from our goal and Kyle is running towards our goal. No goal scoring threat, that is one. Why I got a red card tonight, or I don’t think they do red cards for coaches do they, Craig? They just eject you.
"Why I got ejected tonight, this is the play right here, hand these out, Trey. We had a player put through on a breakaway, could have been a breakaway, you see the still frame right here of him in a headlock, in a freaking headlock. Nothing is called, and then the ball goes back the other way, there a whatever foul on Tony Beltran or Luke [Mulholland] or I don’t even know at this point, there is a foul called that puts them in a goal scoring opportunity for a free kick. I am who I am, I have apologized to my players, I have apologized to my boss again, I have apologized to fans. I cannot, if I do not act the way I do, I can’t sleep the next four weeks.
"I have players here that over the last couple of games have given me everything, have bought in, everything. Tonight they have given me everything, the one thing I will say about tonight is that we were a bit sluggish. Perhaps we were a bit sluggish because of the workout we have put in over our last two league wins and the 10-12 days I had with them, that is on me. These guys have given me everything. I am not going to answer on why I got ejected but look at this two pictures, I have two more that the freaking printer didn’t work so I couldn’t print it up. I will get you those slides as well ok? OK, now I am good, now I am good. Questions?”