Following the altercation with Steve Bruce in Tuesday night’s game between Hull City and Sunderland, Sky Sports have reported that Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has no regrets.
The managers had a coming together following referee Mike Dean’s to show a yellow card to Sunderland midfielder Jack Rodwell for diving in the 35th minute. Poyet kicked a water bottle in frustration at the decision and was subsequently sent to the stands.
With Poyet on his way to the stands, he decided to attempt to shake hands with his counterpart Bruce. Bruce reacted angrily and had to be restrained by the assistant.
Following the 1-1 draw, where Dame N’Doye continued his scoring form with another goal for Hull before Sunderland hit back through Rodwell, Sky Sports managed to talk to Poyet about the incident.
He said: “I think it is better to kick a bucket than say something you would regret after, so I have no regrets.
“If it’s a bad image for football I am really sorry but I don’t think it is something we should worry about.”
Poyet was then asked what was said between the two managers. “I am old fashioned, what happens on the pitch stays on the pitch,” the Uruguayan replied.
The draw leaves both clubs in the bottom half of the table, with Hull City 15th with 27 points and Sunderland a point behind in 16th but just four points clear of Queens Park Rangers, prior to the R’s game against Arsenal.
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