“Based on the results of yesterday's game and the incident in it, I would like to express my sincere apologies to Nikita for such an inappropriate act committed by me. I am aware that not assigning an obvious penalty and then showing a red card cannot be a reason to swing your arms. I hope Nikita will be back in service as soon as possible. I also want to apologize to the tournament organizers, my Match TV teammates and spectators, ”Shirokov wrote on Twitter.

The judge, previously beaten by Shirokov, spoke about his condition and thanked for his support.