Ramos sorry for sneaking out to bullfight

MADRID - Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has apologised for leaving before the end of the champions' Primera Liga match at home to Real Valladolid to go and watch a friend compete in a bullfight nearby.

The Spain international, who was suspended for Sunday's game, left the Bernabeu before the end of his side's 2-0 victory and photographs of him in Madrid's Las Ventas bullring were carried in the media on Monday.

"I apologise to anyone who may have been offended. It wasn't right and if the club decide to punish me, I will accept it," he told a news conference on Tuesday. "All this has annoyed me. No one can doubt my commitment to this club."

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