Date: 9th January 2011 at 1:58pm
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Bacary Sagna has spoken about how he ‘blew a fuse’ after Man City’s Zabaleta allegedly threw a tirade of insults at the right back in Man City’s emphatic nil nil draw at the Grove last week.

Both Zabaleta and Sagna were both sent from the field of play after a clash on the touch line in which Bac seemed to fly off the handle in a innocuous clash which climaxed with the dreadlocked defender aiming a headbutt at the City man.

Sagna says that he felt hatred towards the Argentine after hearing the insults aimed at him, but also claims his actions were regrettable and he’ll learn from this incident and not let it happen again.

‘I have been having to take kicks from opponents for a good many weeks without referees cracking down on them, when Zabaleta swore at me I just blew a fuse. I can speak Spanish, and I understood the insults he aimed at me. I did not want to take them lying down – he pushed me to the limit.’

‘I regret my actions, and I am the first to say that these types of gestures should be banned from the field of play. But I cracked up on Wednesday. I felt hatred for him. but I am not a gangster. The sending-off will serve as a lesson to me for the future, and I won`t make the same mistake again.`