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Chicago Fire's Soumare apologises for Twitter rant

Bakary Soumare has apologised for lashing out at one of Chicago Fire's website writers.

The 27-year old defender criticized Jeff Crandall after he gave away a penalty for handball in the 2-1 loss to Seattle Sounders on the weekend.

Crandall had commented in his report that it was a 'pretty bad handball' by Soumare who later posted on Twitter some negative words toward the Fire official website writer.

Soumare's Tweet, which was later deleted, read: "You are pretty f*** terrible at what you do."

But the Malian centre-back has since said sorry for his actions whilst Crandall says it is all water under the bridge.

"We're in a tough stretch for us, everyone knows in this club, the players, the teammates, everyone in this club knows everything I bring to the table and how passionate I am about my job," Soumare told MLSsoccer.com after training on Monday.

"I love what I do, and it was out of emotion. I was obviously pissed about the game. The way I am on the field shows you how much passion I have for the game.

"I really care about this club and this team, and sometimes I just get emotional. I am a human being and I make mistakes. You learn from it and you move on."

Crandall added: "For me, it's nice when you have someone like Baky, who you can relate to in caring as much as you do about the club, and you can talk through it and put it in the past. That's what we did today. To me, it's in the past. I don't take any offense to any of it."

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