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Matt Smith’s heartfelt apology to Fulham fans for dismissal against Reading

Fulham’s summer signing from Leeds United, Matt Smith, has tweeted an apology to his teammates and fans.

Fulham forward Matt Smith has publicly apologised to the club’s fans for his nightmare debut on Saturday.

The 25-year-old was featuring in his first match for the Cottagers against Reading at the Madejski Stadium in the Championship.

Smith started the game, but he could not even last 20 minutes as he was shown a straight red card for a rash challenge.

The former Leeds United star went in late and high on Reading midfielder Hope Akpan in the 18th minute and was dismissed straight away (click here to read more).

Felix Magath’s side were 1-0 down at that stage and conceded two goals in the remainder of the match to suffer a 3-0 defeat.

Smith has now taken to social networking site Twitter to admit his mistake against Reading and apologise to his teammates and the fans.

Fulham are back in action on Wednesday when they take on Nottingham Forest away from home.

The London club are currently at the foot of the league table with just one point from six matches.

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