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Leicester Boss Nigel Pearson Reveals He Apologised To Crystal Palace Star James McCarthy

Foxes chief says sorry in call to midfielder.

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson revealed that he has apologised to Crystal Palace midfielder James McCarthy for appearing to strangle the player in their Premier League clash at the weekend, The Sun reports.

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Pearson will not face any action from the FA over the incident, and has now confirmed that he has made his peace with the Palace star after speaking to him on Monday night.

“Things happen quickly in games. I was scythed down and we had a little bit of jovial banter,” he said.

“He texted me on Monday night and I was composing a reply when I thought ‘no, I’ll just ring him’.

“So I apologise to Alan Pardew if I’ve spoken to one of his players.

“But it was a friendly chat and I think the lad comes out of it with an awful lot of credit in terms of diffusing the situation.

“I suppose it illustrates the amount of scrutiny and camera shots you get at this level that you wouldn’t get in the lower divisions.”

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