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Police called to Swansea training ground after bust-up

ESPN staff
January 21, 2014
Chico Flores scored an own goal two days after his altercation with a team-mate © Getty Images

Police were called to Swansea's training ground after a bizarre incident where defender Chico Flores squared up to team-mate Garry Monk.

The Daily Mail reports that a member of the public, believed to be the mother of a youth team player, witnessed the incident during a training session last Friday and called police.

In a statement, South Wales Police confirmed: "Police were called to the training ground at around 1.30pm on Friday 17 January. Club officials were spoken to and no police action was required."

A spokesperson for the club denied any threats had been made, saying: "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.

"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."

The incident happened prior to Flores scoring an own goal in Swansea's 3-1 defeat by Tottenham on Sunday.

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