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Dani Osvaldo's 'Apologises' To Jose Fonte Via Twitter

29/01/2014 10:07 GMT | Updated 29/01/2014 10:59 GMT

Modern football's plight, it would appear, extends to apologies for chinning a teammate. Only the manner in which Dani Osvaldo, Southampton's suspended striker, paid tribute to Jose Fonte, the man he head-butted, on Tuesday night was a treat.

Osvaldo took to Twitter and literally retweeted every picture featuring Fonte the official Saints account posted during their 2-2 draw with Arsenal.

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Fonte scored Southampton's opener in their 2-2 draw with Arsenal

Fonte scored Southampton's opener and featured in four separate snapshots tweeted by their account on Tuesday night, with one even featuring the #JoseFonteBaby hashtag.

Maybe Osvaldo has a peculiar sense of humour and is chiding his employers for, well, celebrating a player's goal. Maybe it is sincere. For his own sake, it best be the latter.

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Osvaldo head-butted Fonte in training last week

Southampton could look to fine Osvaldo up to six weeks’ wages - £250,000 - should he fail to secure a move away from the south coast before Friday's transfer deadline.

The club can choose to fine him up to two-weeks’ wages, but could extend it to six if they deem the incident with Fonte as an extreme case. Southampton would have to seek permission from the PFA, however.