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Milena Knežević issues an apology

Although Knežević will be fined by her club, in Podgorica are hoping that the imminent suspension will not exceed a one-match ban.

Milena Knežević issued an apology over the her misconduct during the EHF Women’s Champions League match, in which Budućnost hosted Györ.

In the last minute of the match, Montenegrin national team member headbutted Anita Görbicz; Györ middle-back who is widely regarded as one of the best players in the World.

Unsportsmanlike conduct ruins the spectacle: Why did Knežević hit Görbicz?

“Dear Anita, i take this opportunity to apologize to you personally, as well as my own club, which I hold in highest regard. My apologies also go to the widespread audience, who had witnessed the unsportsmanlike conduct I made last night. Unfortunately, my misconduct did not only serve to hurt myself, but many people I truly and deeply respect, including you. I am aware that my behavior was inexcusable, but I kindly ask you to accept my most sincere apology, and understand that I sincerely regret what I did. My behavior in the last night’s match did not do any justice to show the real me, and I am going to do whatever is in my power to prevent it from eventually undoing anything good I have ever done for sport. I am aware of the effort it’s going to take, but I am up to the challenge, just like I was many times before. I hope that this will make me into a stronger person, and that I will have the opportunity to show everyone the real Milena Knežević- a sportswomen who truly respects fair-play and lives and breathes this wonderful sport. “ Said Budućnost back-court player on her Facebook profile.

Györ governing body had filed a complaint to the EHF and the suspension is imminent for Milena. Although Knežević will be fined by her club, in Podgorica are hoping that the forthcoming suspension will not exceed a one-match ban.

TEXT: NEMANJA SAVIC

5 Comments

  1. Pitzihg

    11. March 2014. at 13:16

    see this:
    Milena Knežević vs Görbicz Anita – 2014.03.09. Podgorica
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0J8UPQdC8no

  2. Tevetoglu Erdenet

    11. March 2014. at 08:54

    Thank you for the apology, but we looking forward to the EHF’s decision!

  3. Wory

    11. March 2014. at 08:51

    Problem is that Knezevic had not just this one attack.

  4. Osgood

    11. March 2014. at 08:18

    “my misconduct did not only serve to hurt myself”
    “My behavior in the last night’s match did not do any justice to show the real me”
    “the real Milena Knežević- a sportswomen who truly respects fair-play”

    Dear Milena,

    I do really like absurdist humour and used to flatter myself by thinking that I actually understand it. However, your recent words forced me to realize my limits in this issue.
    I am going to do whatever is in my power to prevent myself thinking that your letter serves only to reduce the damage that your actions did. I am aware of the effort it’s going to take, but I am up to the challenge, just like I was many times before. I hope that this will make me into a stronger person.
    I would be very happy to see you finding the handball player in yourself again and getting rid of the unsportsmanlike attitude that you definitely kept showing during the last years.

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