In case anyone wanted to see it, this is the official statement that I made to the UK press after my huge cock-up in the Man City game at the end of last season:
I recognise that I have tarnished the image of our national game and that I’ve been rightly been punished by the FA for both my initial reaction to Tevez and the subsequent stupidity during the sending off in the final game of the season.
I would like to apologise sincerely to everybody that I’ve let down, both my friends and colleagues at QPR, as well as the players, management, staff at Manchester City and the authorities whom I put in a very difficult position. Nothing is more punishing for me than missing football matches. Football is my life and this sanction will be a very difficult time for me personally.
I would also like to apologise for my childish comments on Twitter after the game, including the comments about Mr Shearer and Mr Lineker. This too was reactive and unprofessional of me and I am sorry for any offence caused.
I am keen to put this regrettable incident behind me, and to work hard on becoming a better person and player ready for my return.