Manchester City defender Michael Ball has admitted to a FA charge of violent conduct after stamping on Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo in Saturday’s derby.

‘I deeply regret what I did and have accepted the FA’s charge without hesitation. I have also sent a personal apology to Cristiano,’ Ball told City’s website.

‘My action should not be seen on a football pitch and I know we have a responsibility at Premier League level to set a good example to the whole football community.’


The ugly incident where Michael Ball stamped on Ronaldo’s stomach during the Manchester derby.