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Real Madrid coach Ancelotti: We must accept Di Maria explanation

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has accepted Angel di Maria's explanation for his controversial gesture during victory over Celta Vigo.

Di Maria has denied claims he sought to offend fans by grabbing his nether regions.

Ancelotti said: "We have to believe the player. He's given his explanation. If anyone thinks that it was a rude gesture, he's apologised. He's focused and I don't think he'll have any problems at the Bernabéu. That's my hope. These fans are always demanding but they're very fond of their players and I don't think he'll have any problems tomorrow.

"The fans understand him. It's possible that he made a mistake but the issue has to be finished with quickly because we have a lot of matches and we need him."

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