Bristol Rovers 0 Swansea 2 – Manager Reactions

Wednesday, 19 March 2008, 22:36
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Not surprisingly the main topic of both managers after the game was the after match incident which saw Swansea's assistant manager Graeme Jones questioned by police.

Paul Trollope – the Rovers manager – was under no illusions that it was the fault of the Swansea staff member when he said "Danny Coles has a bloodied lip and as far as we are concerned the blame was all on one side. By all accounts Danny was on the end of a headbutt from a member of Swansea's staff.

"The police are investigating and came to our dressing room afterwards. The incident was witnessed by other players and a number of stewards.

"I can't say whether we will be taking action as a club at this stage. We will be awaiting the result of the police investigation."

Roberto though was much more keen to play down the incident and said "It was something that happened in the heat of the moment and football is a passionate game. It was one of those incidents that happens week in, week out"

A police spokesman said: "A 38-year-old man from Swansea was arrested at the Memorial Stadium last night following a report of an assault on a 26-year-old Bristol man, following the Coca Cola League one fixture between Bristol Rovers and Swansea City.

"The incident took place in the tunnel following the game."

Graeme Jones has been released.

Images courtesy of Getty Images, Athena Picture Agency and Swansea City Football Club.
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