Troubled Romanian striker Adrian Mutu has asked for forgiveness after breaking a man's nose just a week before making his return to action following a 10-month doping suspension.
Mutu broke a waiter's nose on Friday night over a dispute about an unpaid bill.
The scuffle broke out after Mutu tried to leave a night-club without settling his account.
The waiter approached him to settle up and Mutu, having claimed he had an open tab, punched the waiter on the nose.
The 31-year-old is due to make his competitive comeback this weekend against Catania having served out his suspension for taking a banned stimulant.