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Police called after row between Swansea City players Chico Flores and Garry Monk

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: January 20, 2014

Swansea City's Chico Flores

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SWANSEA City boss Michael Laudrup is facing another difficult week after it emerged that police were called after a row between Garry Monk and Chico Flores.

Stories circulated at the weekend that the two defenders were involved in a training ground altercation - and the club have now confirmed there was an incident.

The Daily Mail have claimed the police were called after a member of the public spotted Flores allegedly holding a brick, though that has not been confirmed by either the police or the club.

A Swansea spokesperson said: “Chico Flores and Garry Monk had an exchange of words, which is not uncommon between players in training grounds across the country, but no threats or altercations took place between the players in question.

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“It’s understood a member of the public phoned the police, who felt no action was required.

“The matter has been dealt with and is concluded.”

A statement from South Wales Police said: “Police were called to the training ground at around 1.30pm on Friday.

“Club officials were spoken to and no police action was required.”

Despite the incident, Flores was included in the Swansea team which went down 3-1 to Tottenham on Sunday.

Club captain Monk has not played for several months as he recovers from injury.

Swansea have endured a troubled few weeks. They have been dragged into a relegation fight having gone eight Premier League games without a win and are in the midst of an injury crisis.

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  • CroJack  |  January 21 2014, 5:52PM

    Well, Chico explained on Twitter what had happened between him and Gary. After the row they spent afternoon together and had a couple of beers. Obviously, not a big deal.

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  • welshrabit  |  January 21 2014, 4:51PM

    if we have a few players not happy for any reason the manager should sort it out behind closed doors or it will affect the rest of the team, and myself thats what we seeing on the field now. laudrup should be geting the team back as a unit so we can get the points we need..

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  • swanseaola  |  January 21 2014, 2:49PM

    The last thing the Swans right now is a primadona in the camp, we have important games coming up.Lets start winning at Birmingham, rather than gazing at our navels.

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  • FearTheWorst  |  January 21 2014, 2:37PM

    Perhaps Monk had told Flores that he couldn't trap a brick, and Flores was trying (and probably failing) to prove him wrong.

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  • eighties_jack  |  January 21 2014, 2:10PM

    And where the hell did he get a brick if it was on the training pitch when it happened lol strange

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  • eighties_jack  |  January 21 2014, 2:09PM

    Things do happen in training between players but picking up a brick is a bit much isn't it? If monk picked up a brick and threatened Chico he would start rolling around holding his face. That's chico at his best. I wonder what provoked the incident? Interesting one.

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  • jwelshman  |  January 21 2014, 12:44PM

    Handbags at dawn. How many times does this happen every day? Personally even though I am a Swansea supporter I like Bellamy as he gives 100% at each game but how many times has he been involved in a fracas during training? Rugby players hit hell out of each other but can still have a pint together after the match.

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  • bennyhill4  |  January 21 2014, 11:23AM

    this happens every day at some training ground or other. Pity the" member of the public" didn't show some common sense and let the club sort it out

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  • FerryJack  |  January 21 2014, 10:21AM

    Laudrup should drop Flores to the bench, **** defender any way, at least Monk has pride in Swansea City and not turn up for the wages like a lot of the team. Might not like my view but it's about time we had some more British player's in our squad.

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  • arnoldlane  |  January 21 2014, 10:09AM

    Hartson kick one of his team mates in the head at West Ham now he is on match of the day,

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