Telegraph banned for revealing dressing room split.
Newcastle United have sensationally banned reporters of The Telegraph from attending at St James’ Park after their Northeast correspondent Luke Edwards revealed that the club’s dressing room was split.
Edwards disclosed that details suggesting that certain elements of the dressing room were not happy with the way some players had been treating the club and their precarious position in the league table.
Nobody was named, but it was hinted that a group of the club’s French contingent had not been sufficiently committed to the cause and spend their time complaining about the club’s management and taking care of their personal agendas.
The report also claimed that one unnamed player had allowed his levels of physical fitness to get so low and that a number of the squad members didn’t understand the importance of keeping the club in the Premier League.
And it seems that Edwards’ claims have a degree of truth after Newcastle were humbled at the weekend by Liverpool. The Merseysiders opened the scoring early on and put six past the hapless Magpies.
This news come’s just days after QPR defender, Chris Samba, was asked whether he knew of any existing divisions in his own dressing room following reports of a split in the camp in West London.
Newcastle demanded an apology from the newspaper and that the story be pulled from their website. A letter from the club’s solicitor’s advised any representatives from the paper to stay away indefinitely.