Mutu strikes ... a waiter
Adrian Mutu has been left red-faced again after being forced to apologise once more to Fiorentina and their fans for being involved in a fight in Florence.
The Romanian striker, who had been poised to return to action on Friday after serving a nine-month doping ban for twice testing positive for a banned stimulant, was accused of leaving a waiter with a broken nose in the incident in the early hours of Saturday.
Mutu issued a statement yesterday that said: "I want to offer my deepest and most sincere apologies to the club, the technical team, my team-mates and the fans.
"I realise that what happened should never have taken place.
"I don't forgive myself, particularly, to be involved in a fight that I should have avoided -- more so considering that I was in the company of friends that had come all the way from Romania to celebrate the fact that their daughter the next day would be baptised in an Orthodox Church in Florence."