Borussia Dortmund coach apologises for Napoli outburst
The 46-year-old wasn’t on the touchline to see out his team’s 2-1 defeat to the Serie A side, due to his explosion of anger at the match’s fourth official in the first half after Gonzalo Higuain’s opening goal that saw him sent off, and he now admits that it was wrong.
Klopp spoke to ZDF television about the incident and conceded that his reaction was unnecessary.
“I looked like a monkey,” said the BVB boss.
“I crossed the line and it was really a pathetic scene.
“I have already apologised to the team, the referee, and the fourth official.
“What I did was wrong. I accept the red card, as it was a stupid gesture on my part.”
Borussia Dortmund will take on French side Marseille in their next Champions League match on October 1.