"I will not accept being insulted without reason," Rossi told Il Messaggero.
"I was giving tactical indications to my players when Burdisso insulted me from a distance. How can a professional behave like this with a Coach? I cannot stay calm when I am insulted. Looking back, I can say I went too far, but I did not have the strength to hold myself back.
"I respect everyone and I want to be respected. Why should I apologise? Burdisso can't give me lessons on how to behave. Someone who elbows and spits at players should just shut up.