Date: 7th May 2013 at 10:19pm
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Craig Gardner has issued an apology to Charlie Adam after his horrendous tackle on the Stoke City midfielder.

Gardner, 26, used social media website Twitter to issue his apology to the Scotland international.

The tackle saw Birmingham born Gardner receive a straight red card halfway through the first half of Stoke and Sunderland`s 1-1 draw at the Stadium of Light on Monday night (6th May 2013).

The Sunderland midfielder, who uses the twitter alias CraigGard8 on Twitter, tweeted:

“Just want to apologise to all the fans and Charlie Adam for my tackle and of course the players they were outstanding #gutted #sorry safc”

Charlie Adam replied through the site directly to Gardner and tweeted:

“Don’t worry about it these things happen in a game. All the best for rest of the season.”

Gardner will now miss the rest of the season through suspension.