Spanish forward Nikola Mirotic has apologised on Twitter for his emotional outburst following the Group B loss to Italy that led to him ripping the Serbian flag.

Mirotic, born in neighbouring Montenegro was frustrated when he walked out of the arena floor to the backstage media zone of the Mercedes Benz Arena in Berlin.

A Serbian fan had the national flag dangling which Mirotic walked through and then he proceeded to rip it.

The Chicago Bulls forward, preferred in this year’s Spanish squad as the naturalised player to Serge Ibaka took to Twitter to apologise.

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