“Lauren James has apologized after receiving a red card in England’s knockout win over Nigeria to advance to the quarterfinals of the World Cup. James was penalized during Monday’s game after she stomped on Michelle Alozie’s back in their Round of 16 match.
“All my love and respect to @alozieee,” she said in an Instagram story on Tuesday. “I am sorry for what happened. Also, for our England fans and my team-mates, playing with and for you is my greatest honour and I promise to learn from this experience.”
“abeg, rest,” the Super Falcons defender said on the social media platform. “we are playing on the world’s stage. this game is one of passion, insurmountable emotions, and moments. all respect for Lauren James .In the 87th minute with the score 0-0, James stepped on Alozie after her opponent had fallen on her stomach. The Three Lionesses forward was initially given a yellow card before VAR review changed the penalty to a red card and she was ejected from the game. England had to finish the match down one player and won 4-2 on penalty kicks” – usatoday