Athletic Bilbao's Javi Martinez has admitted that he offended Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo in the aftermath of Wednesday's La Liga encounter.
The duo had an exchange of words after Los Blancos recorded a 3-0 win over the Basque side to secure their 32nd Liga title, before the Portugal international made an insulting gesture toward his opponent.
"Something happened after the game, but things like this happen all the time. Basically I told him to stop pointing at the stands. I might have called him a 'son of a b****', but players refer to my mother every game and nothing ever happens," Martinez explained to Onda Cero.
"People should not think too much of the incident. Sometimes you're a bit hot-headed and you say things you later regret. We will just shake hands when we meet again next year, and nothing will come of it."
Cristiano Ronaldo has yet to comment on the incident.
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