Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Swans' Chico Flores Denies Threatening Captain Monk

Yesterday, The Daily Mail claimed that Swansea City's Spanish defender Chico Flores was involved in a violent training grown bust-up with club captain, Garry Monk, in which Flores brandished a brick and threatened a veteran, causing the parent of a youth team player to call the police.

Today the club vehemently denied that Flores had done any such thing and that, while the police were called to the altercation, they took no action, and no arrests were made. This statement was followed hours later by a personal statement from the player on his facebook page:

"...I would like to clarify what has been said in the papers today and to be honest it was just an argument between team mates as it can happen sometimes in a training session or in any changing of any football team nothing more. I did not threaten anybody in any moment and even less with a brick. I consider myself a respectful person and a good team mate who likes the unity, closeness and create a good atmosphere around my team mates, if you don't believe me then ask my own team mates and coaching staff. To finish I would like to say that my relationship with Gary Monk has always been fantastic and still is, to a point that we spend the afternoon together yesterday. Any person that is involved in the business of football knows that these small arguments regularly happen in training sessions and even more when things are a bit more tense than normal for not getting good results. So I just want all you fans to know that Gary and I are two very committed players for Swansea city and it was not more than just a silly argument and nowadays things get blown out of proportion in the press and social networking. It's a moment to be united and focused on the FA Cup Saturday versus Birmingham and Fulham the following Tuesday in League. Come on Swansea!" [SIC]

Despite the probability that the club and Flores' account of the event are probably closer to the truth than that of the Mail, the controversy comes at a bad time for the club as increasingly insipid performances and basic errors have seen the team plummet towards the relegation zone. The FA Cup fourth round fixture against Birmingham City this weekend will test a squad devastated by injury, and will put pressure on their chairman, Huw Jenkins, delve into the transfer market for reinforcements.


I would like to clarify what has been said in the papers today and to be honest it was just an argument between team mates as it can happen sometimes in a training session or in any changing of any football team nothing more. I did not threaten anybody in any moment and even less with a brick. I consider myself a respectful person and a good team mate who likes the unity, closeness and create a good atmosphere around my team mates, if you don't believe me then ask my own team mates and coaching staff. To finish I would like to say that my relationship with Gary Monk has always been fantastic and still is, to a point that we spend the afternoon together yesterday. Any person that is involved in the business of football knows that these small arguments regularly happen in training sessions and even more when things are a bit more tense than normal for not getting good results. So I just want all you fans to know that Gary and I are two very committed players for Swansea city and it was not more than just a silly argument and nowadays things get blown out of proportion in the press and social networking. It's a moment to be united and focused on the FA Cup Saturday versus Birmingham and Fulham the following Tuesday in League. Come on Swansea!! - See more at: http://www.fansnetwork.co.uk/football/swanseacity/forum/100395/chico-flores-speaks-out./#12

afternoon , I would like to clarify what has been said in the papers today and to be honest it was just an argument between team mates as it can happen sometimes in a training session or in any changing of any football team nothing more. I did not threaten anybody in any moment and even less with a brick. I consider myself a respectful person and a good team mate who likes the unity, closeness and create a good atmosphere around my team mates, if you don't believe me then ask my own team mates and coaching staff. To finish I would like to say that my relationship with Gary Monk has always been fantastic and still is, to a point that we spend the afternoon together yesterday. Any person that is involved in the business of football knows that these small arguments regularly happen in training sessions and even more when things are a bit more tense than normal for not getting good results. So I just want all you fans to know that Gary and I are two very committed players for Swansea city and it was not more than just a silly argument and nowadays things get blown out of proportion in the press and social networking. It's a moment to be united and focused on the FA Cup Saturday versus Birmingham and Fulham the following Tuesday in League. Come on Swansea!! - See more at: http://www.fansnetwork.co.uk/football/swanseacity/forum/100395/chico-flores-speaks-out./#12

afternoon , I would like to clarify what has been said in the papers today and to be honest it was just an argument between team mates as it can happen sometimes in a training session or in any changing of any football team nothing more. I did not threaten anybody in any moment and even less with a brick. I consider myself a respectful person and a good team mate who likes the unity, closeness and create a good atmosphere around my team mates, if you don't believe me then ask my own team mates and coaching staff. To finish I would like to say that my relationship with Gary Monk has always been fantastic and still is, to a point that we spend the afternoon together yesterday. Any person that is involved in the business of football knows that these small arguments regularly happen in training sessions and even more when things are a bit more tense than normal for not getting good results. So I just want all you fans to know that Gary and I are two very committed players for Swansea city and it was not more than just a silly argument and nowadays things get blown out of proportion in the press and social networking. It's a moment to be united and focused on the FA Cup Saturday versus Birmingham and Fulham the following Tuesday in League. Come on Swansea!! - See more at: http://www.fansnetwork.co.uk/football/swanseacity/forum/100395/chico-flores-speaks-out./#12

afternoon , I would like to clarify what has been said in the papers today and to be honest it was just an argument between team mates as it can happen sometimes in a training session or in any changing of any football team nothing more. I did not threaten anybody in any moment and even less with a brick. I consider myself a respectful person and a good team mate who likes the unity, closeness and create a good atmosphere around my team mates, if you don't believe me then ask my own team mates and coaching staff. To finish I would like to say that my relationship with Gary Monk has always been fantastic and still is, to a point that we spend the afternoon together yesterday. Any person that is involved in the business of football knows that these small arguments regularly happen in training sessions and even more when things are a bit more tense than normal for not getting good results. So I just want all you fans to know that Gary and I are two very committed players for Swansea city and it was not more than just a silly argument and nowadays things get blown out of proportion in the press and social networking. It's a moment to be united and focused on the FA Cup Saturday versus Birmingham and Fulham the following Tuesday in League. Come on Swansea!! - See more at: http://www.fansnetwork.co.uk/football/swanseacity/forum/100395/chico-flores-speaks-out./#12

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