Ryan Lowe apologised to his manager, team-mates and all MK Dons supporters after he was dismissed for a dangerous tackle in the 3-0 home defeat to AFC Bournemouth.
Lowe was shown a straight red card for a two-footed challenge on Tommy Elphick in the 44thminute, when the Dons were 1-0 down, and the forward had no excuses for his actions.
Addressing the media after the game, he said: “I want to apologise. I have let everyone down, the Club, the manager, my team-mates, myself and my family. I’m disappointed in myself, it was 10 seconds of madness and the tackle was outrageous, I should never have gone for it. It’s not my character, it’s not me.
“I have to apologise to the fans, the Club, my team-mates, my family and everyone associated with MK Dons because it wasn’t like me and all I can do is try and make up for it when my suspension is up until the end of the season.
“I deserved to be sent-off, I will take the punishment – it will cost me in my pocket as well as missing three vital games to help this Club get to where we want to get to.
“It’ not me, it’s out of character and all I can do is apologise. I hope the lad is OK because I know he came off; I will see Eddie Howe and apologise to him.
“The manager has given me a rollicking, as he should. He has said some true, harsh words to me and I have to get on with it.
“It’s my own fault that I won’t be able to play in the next three games. The FA Cup fifth round should be one of the games of my life, but I won’t be able to play.”