After demotion, America's Vera apologizes for his actions
After a terrible performance against Tecos and disrespectful gestures at manager Jesus 'Chucho' Ramirez, America midfielder Enrique Vera realizes he was wrong. Vera was visibly upset after he was taken off in the 55th minute, and was sent down to America's lower division team, Socio Aguila.
Now, Vera wants to apologize to the fans.
"I'm calm. They're things that can happen in life, things that can happen to you. It happened to me and now I have to respect the decisions taken by the management because I made a mistake, and well, I have to keep working to become available for the management for when the need me," said Vera.
Although Vera has been sent to Socio Aguila, he wasn't allowed to train with the lower division team and instead talked to Cecilio de los Santos, manager of the team, for 40 minutes to discuss the dynamics of the team.
Vera has been reluctant to speak of what happened in the locker room and won't disclose further details and just wants to apologize to the fans.
"I did things that I did not have to do, and after thinking about them at home, with my family, I know that I made a mistake and I don't have anything else to do besides work and respect the decisions of the board."
Vera went out of the game against Tecos with a temper and was dropped from the team without having a talk with the manager first.
"You always say things when you're angry. I'm older but I can't say that I didn't have to do it. It can happen to anyone, it happened to me, I came out badly, I shouldn't have done it. I made mistake and I have to take responsibility for what I did."
Vera joined last summer from Liga de Quito, but has struggled to settle in to Mexican football having discipline problems as well picking up 18 yellow cards in his 25 games.
"I ask for forgiveness (from the fans), because since I arrived things haven't turned out well for me," Vera said. "I can't get used to Mexican football and all I can do is come out to work. In footballing terms, things aren't turning out well. We aren't winning at home, and well, things have gotten complicated."