Published December 10, 2012
ManU's Rio Ferdinand walks off the pitch Sunday after being hit in the face by an object thrown from the stands.
Man City has formally apologized to RIO FERDINAND
after the ManU defender "appeared to be hit by a coin as he celebrated his side's third goal in their 3-2 victory at the Etihad Stadium Sunday afternoon," according to the MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS. Ferdinand "sustained a cut just above the eye in the incident, which is now being investigated by Greater Manchester Police." A Man City spokesperson said, "We apologise to Rio. We condemn the actions of the individual concerned." Ferdinand was able to complete the game and afterwards on Twitter said: "Whoever threw that coin, what a shot! Can't believe it was a copper 2p....could have at least been a £1 coin!" (MEN, 12/9
). MEN also reported "police are trawling through CCTV coverage to identify the fan who threw a coin" at Ferdinand. United Manager ALEX FERGUSON
said, "It's just unfortunate towards the end a City fan runs on, and then they throw coins at our players and that. I don't think you need that" (MEN, 12/9