PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Pittsburgh Riverhounds have terminated the contract of Romeo Parkes, following Saturday night’s game against the New York Red Bulls II.

Parkes kicked Red Bulls defenseman Karl Ouimette in the back late in the second half as frustrations boiled over as the Hounds were poised for another loss at home. The ugly reaction to a red card left Ouimette on a stretcher.

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Riverhounds team owner Tuffy Shallenberger made the announcement Sunday.

“I want to apologize to the fans and the Red Bulls II organization, as well as Karl Ouimette, for what transpired at the game last night,” Shallenberger stated. “Romeo’s actions are not representative of what our organization and its Academy stands for in regards to helping promote and grow this sport in not only the Greater Allegheny area, but also nationwide.”

Parkes issued an apology via Twitter Saturday night:

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