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Former Swansea captain: “Yes, we had words, but at no time was I threatened with a brick by anyone.”

Jan 21, 2014, 1:01 PM EST

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It all seemed so bizarre this morning. Sure, there are tussles between teammates at training grounds all the time but a threat involving a brick as a weapon? Where on the training ground do you find such loose bricks?

Then again, if this entire incident between former Swansea captain Garry Monk and current teammate Chico Flores only serves to give us the following quote then it’s probably all worth it.

From a statement on the Swansea City site:

“I have been playing in the professional game for 20 years and training rows are nothing new in a competitive and pressurized environment.

“Recent media reports have blown everything out of proportion. Yes, we had words, but at no time was I threatened with a brick by anyone.

“Chico is a team-mate and we stick together for the betterment of Swansea City and the fans.”

Something happened but, people, there were no bricks. Police officers? Maybe. But bricks? No. Flores weighed in:

“It was just an argument between team-mates as can happen sometimes in a training session or in any changing room of any football team… nothing more!” said the Spaniard.

“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 unity and closeness and I help create a good atmosphere around my team-mates.  My relationship with Garry Monk has always been fantastic and still is.”

So to recap: no denial of police being called and there certainly was some sort of problem but no bricks were harmed in the making of this non-rift between teammates.

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