Jakarta: Indonesian goalkeeper Agus Rohman said yesterday he was "truly sorry" after a striker he kicked in the stomach during a match in the country's top leagues died.
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Rohman said he had received death threats after Akli Fairuz, 27, died, but insisted he was not solely to blame and suggested the player's medical treatment was inadequate.
Rohman told AFP that when he heard the news, he "couldn't stop crying."
"I have never in my life intended to hurt or kill my opponents. I regretted what happened, why did he have to die from my kick? I am truly sorry to Akli, to his family, to everyone," he said.