Hull boss downplays touchline clash

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Published: Wednesday 4th March 2015 by The News Editor

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Hull City manager Steve Bruce says his touchline confrontation with Sunderland counterpart Gus Poyet was brought on by the “heat of the moment”.

The pair squared up to each other during Tuesday night’s 1-1 draw at the KC Stadium, but Bruce later played down the incident, describing it as “grown men acting like children” and said it was something which would stay on the football pitch.

The clash began after Poyet was sent off for a bad reaction to a yellow card for midfielder Jack Rodwell. Poyet walked across the touchline to confront Bruce, with the pair exchanging heated words before being restrained by the assistant referee and coaching staff.

The game saw Dame N’Doye put Hull in front before Rodwell levelled things in the 78th minute.

Poyet later admitted that the incident didn’t “look good”.

The final score saw Sunderland remain in 16th place in the Premier League on 26 points, four above the relegation zone. Meanwhile Hull have 27 points and are 15th in the table with 10 games to play.

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Published: Wednesday 4th March 2015 by The News Editor

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  • This sort of activity is exactly why I have no interest in football.
    Stupid behaviour like this is killing the game, and it clearly is not only the players who behave badly either.
    How can this be a sport when it is clearly big business and the individuals involved have totally lost that friendliness and passion for the game.
    Passion for anything should not include poor uncontrolled bad manners and violent or aggressive actions, by the players or by the management.
    Being able to keep control shows intelligence and fairness coupled with respect for your fellow men/women, or for the other team players.
    Is it any wonder that many parents are loath to take their young children to matches.

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