Conor Gallagher finally speaks up after Brighton red card

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Conor Gallagher has tendered an apology to his Chelsea teammates, and the fans after his red card against Brighton on Sunday.

The 23-year-old was handed the captain’s armband in the absence of Reece James, who was sent off against Newcastle United last month.

Gallagher was decent for the duration of his stay on the pitch, until he made two silly tackles, and was given two separate bookings, before getting sent off.

This was just before half-time, and Chelsea were made to face the difficult task of finishing the game with a man down, while maintaining their lead.

The team eventually got the job done, with the scoreline finishing 3-2, and now, Gallagher has thanked the boys, while apologising for his behaviour.

“So proud of the boys today, brilliant win!” he posted on Instagram.

“Apologies for the red card and putting the boys in that position. Support was class as always.”