Moritz Bauer has confirmed that Jordan Jones has apologised for the horror tackle that the Celtic new boy endured in the Glasgow derby.
The former Kilmarnock winger flew in high and late to chop down the full-back in stoppage time to earn an automatic red card from Bobby Madden.
Steven Gerrard offered no sympathy to his summer signing claiming that he had played to the gallery with the attack on Bauer.
Ironically Jones is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines as a result of his attack on the Austrian, missed out on international duty with Northern Ireland and found himself dropped out of his club’s Europa League squad.
“I didn’t expect it so it was a very positive surprise,” Bauer told The Sun about the apology. “Obviously I wish no one got injured but unfortunately he caught himself a bit.”
Bauer joined Celtic on a season long loan from Stoke City four days before the derby clash.
Nir Bitton’s injury saw him pitched into his debut as Hatem Abd Elhamed was switched into central defence with the on loan defender included in Celtic’s squad for the Europa League.