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.
— william vega (@wildonion18) June 12, 2019
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.”
— Djordje Mihailovic (@DjoMihailovic) June 12, 2019