Milivojevic started in Palace’s 2-0 Premier League win against Sheffield United on Saturday despite pictures emerging on social media on Friday of the midfielder appearing to be at a New Year’s Eve gathering with Fulham striker and fellow Serbian international Aleksandar Mitrovic.
On Wednesday evening, Milivojevic issued a statement on Palace’s website apologising for his actions, and announced he will be making a donation to a local NHS service.
“I want to publicly apologise for my actions on New Year’s Eve,” Milivojevic wrote.
“As captain of Crystal Palace Football Club I am fully aware that my responsibilities go beyond football, and that in this instance, I have let the fans, the club, my manager and teammates down.
“In what is a really difficult and challenging moment for everyone, I am truly grateful that I am able to continue to do the job I love and I do not take this for granted. I am very sorry to anyone who has been made to feel angry, hurt or upset by my actions.
“I am making a donation to the local NHS service to help them continue their incredible work in our community fighting this virus.”