Training ground bust-up

January 27, 2009

criminal law

Two Newcastle United footballers were involved in a training ground punch-up during at the club’s Benton training headquarters.

“The players squared up and rained punches on each other before finally being separated. According to sources, the sense of astonishment among senior Newcastle players was compounded by Kinnear’s decision not to take any disciplinary action. The Newcastle manager, already under fire from disaffected fans, brushed it aside and claimed it was an everyday occurrence in his Wimbledon days that had a beneficial effect on team bonding. A Newcastle spokesman described it as ‘a classic case of handbags. It probably happens at training grounds all the time,’ he added.”

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1125033/Tear-Toon–Newcastle-pair-training-ground-bust-Kinnear-lets-go.html; http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/article2153743.ece

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Associate Professor in Sports Law, Staffordshire University; British Gymnastics Senior Coach

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