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Pedersen praises Joey.

November 16th, 2010 | 61 Comments |

Joey is forgiven.
Joey is forgiven.
Morten Gamst Pedersen has revealed that he has received a personal phone call from Joey Barton apologising for the punching incident last Wednesday evening.

The well documented incident has been a talking point since it occurred, as Joey was caught clearly punching Pedersen in the stomach during Newcastle’s home loss to Blackburn.

Pedersen said he was happy to accept Barton’s apology and now wants to put it behind him. He spoke about his conversation with Joey;

“I couldn’t answer the phone at that moment but he left a nice message on my answering machine and I called him up the minute we had finished our team meeting.”

“Joey shows that there is more to him than what came out on the pitch the other day, and I really appreciate it. It’s not everyone who has the courage to call to apologise after such an episode, but Joey did without hesitation.” (more…)