German defender Kevin Grosskreutz has parted ways with club VFB Stuttgart just four days after he was taken to hospital following a fight in the city centre.
The 28-year-old's contract was cancelled by mutual consent after the incident. Grosskreutz didn't suffer serious injuries but the club still decided to part ways with the World Cup-winner, who was a member of Jogi Low's victorious squad in 2014.
Stuttgart currently play in the Bundesliga second division.
“I made a mistake and for that I’m very sorry," Grosskreutz said on the club's website.
"I accept the consequences and regret that my time at Stuttgart has come to an end in this way.”
He later said at a press conference that he doesn't 'want anything to do with football for the time being'.