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Chicago Fire’s Djordje Mihailovic apologizes for cursing at fan after Open Cup loss

Some fans expressed frustration to the players after the loss. Mihailovic’s response was to curse at the fan, and it was caught on video.

Jun 11, 2019; St. Louis, MO, USA; Chicago Fire midfielder Djordje Mihailovic (14) plays the ball as Saint Louis FC defender Bradley Kamdem-Fewo (6) defends during the second half at Harlen C. Hunter Stadium. (Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports)

As if losing to a USL side Tuesday in the first match of the U.S. Open Cup wasn’t bad enough for the Chicago Fire, more drama ensued after the 2-1 defeat to Saint Louis FC.

Fire players went over to thank the traveling supporters for making the trek down I-55. As that happened, some fans expressed their frustration to the players, including midfielder Djordje Mihailovic.

Mihailovic’s response, cursing at a fan, was caught on video. His outburst caused a social media stir among the team’s supporters, which already were upset after the loss.

The video contains vulgar language.

Mihailovic took to Twitter to apologize Wednesday afternoon.

“I love this club and all I want is to help it win,” the post read. “I let the frustration of last night’s result get the better of me and I behaved in a way that was inappropriate and embarrassing. I apologize to those fans and to the entire club for my action. I will learn from this moment, will work to improve myself both on and off the field and will continue giving my all for the club and our great fans.”




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