Leon laughs off spat talk

05 February 2007 02:24
Port Vale striker Leon Constantine has played down his clash with a supporter after the 2-1 defeat at Leyton Orient. The club's top scorer, who turned down the chance to move to Barnsley last month, was involved in an argument with Vale fan Paul Machin after the final whistle. Machin said he was threatened by the forward after confronting him, but Constantine insists the incident has been blown out of all proportion. He said: "I went over after the game to clap the supporters and a guy saying things I couldn't hear came down the stand. "I then saw my mum and brother, so walked up as this guy came down. I asked him what was the matter, and he started talking about more effort. "I had my family around me and wasn't going to talk about it in front of a stand of supporters, so I asked him to wait for me and we could talk about it outside. "I was having a shower when one of the players said the police wanted to know if I wanted to press charges. "But I just laughed and told the police officer it was nothing. There was no pushing or shoving and there was nothing racial said. I think this has just been blown out of proportion."

Source: ESA