Hughes hits out at Bellamy doubters after City's Wales star clashes with fan

12 February 2009 04:43
Committed: Bellamy led his side in Portugal

Manchester City

manager Mark Hughes has leapt to the defence of Craig Bellamy and insisted the player's commitment to Wales is beyond question.

Bellamy, who joined City for £14million last month, was involved in a verbal spat with a supporter following Wednesday night's friendly defeat to Poland in Portugal.

But, according to Hughes, any criticism of Bellamy was badly misplaced.

'I am not quite sure of the circumstances why Craig felt he had to pull the guy up but if it was in regards to questioning Craig's commitment to the Wales cause the guy is totally out of order,' Hughes said.

'No-one can question Craig's commitment to Wales and his country and his team. He's the captain, for goodness sake. I watched the game and he led by example.

'I think maybe there was a little bit too much sun and a little bit too much alcohol for the guy involved. I don't think there should be too much of an issue about it.

'Obviously when there are not that many fans there sometimes you can hear things a little bit too clearly and maybe that's what happened to Craig. And if he feels people are out of order he will tell them.'

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