Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers lost to Celtic prior to the internatoinal break.
Celtic’s Moritz Bauer has confirmed that he received an unexpected apology from Rangers winger Jordan Jones after the Old Firm at Ibrox earlier this month.
The Hoops claimed the bragging points in the first Glasgow Derby of the season by beating Steven Gerrard’s side 2-0.
Jones, who moved to Rangers this past summer, made headlines for a lunge on the Celtic right-back in the closing stages in an incident which earned him a red card – and an injury.
It later transpired that the Northern Irishman had injured himself in the tackle on Bauer.
In the aftermath it had emerged that Jones had apologised for the challenge and the Celtic man – who joined on loan from Stoke City – admitted that he did not expect it.
He told The Record: “There are no bad feelings at all. We know that as a player you sometimes can get dramatic or emotional on the pitch. I didn’t feel like he tried to injure me or anything, it was just frustration.
“These things can happen and obviously I wish no one got injured but unfortunately he caught himself a bit. Nothing bad happened and it’s part of the derby.
“Because I didn’t injure myself or anything I didn’t expect a call but it was a very positive surprise. Big compliment to him, it’s very fair play. He asked how I felt and if he had caught me badly and he apologised.”
The incident definitely didn’t make Jones look all that good, but the fact that he swiftly apologised represents some salvation for the former Kilmarnock star, who will miss about a month.