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Guthrie apologises to Fagan
16 Sep 2008 - 07:44:14
Newcastle United midfielder Danny Guthrie has apologised for the challenge which left Hull City forward Craig Fagan facing three months out of action with a broken leg.
Guthrie was red-carded right at the death of the Magpies' 2-1 home loss by the Tigers, having kicked out angrily at Fagan as he ran the ball towards the corner flag.
"I was very upset to hear the news concerning Craig," Guthrie told his club's official website.
"The club have been in touch with Hull City on my behalf, because I want to speak to Craig in person to apologise and wish him a speedy recovery. I hope to be able to do that as soon as possible.
"It was a challenge that came purely out of frustration towards the end of Saturday's game, but anybody who knows me will accept it was totally out of character on my part."
City boss Phil Brown had earlier reacted angrily to the news that Fagan had been ruled out for the foreseeable future.
He told the Yorkshire Post: "It cannot be tolerated, it needs to be kicked out of the game.
"When you see that the end product is him putting a fellow pro in a cast, it's just not right.
"That's the horrible side of the game. I don't care what's going on at Newcastle, you cannot tolerate this."