"The funny thing is Rick and Griff get on very well. They even had a party over Christmas at which they exchanged shirts. But Rick is a very volatile person and I can't condone what he did."
-- Stoke City manager Tony Pulis, on teammates Ricardo Fullerand Andy Griffin. Fuller slapped Griffin, the Stoke captain, after the latter failed to stop West Ham's Carlton Cole for the equalizer in their EPL game on Sunday, Fuller was sent off by referee Michael Jones, and West Ham went on to win, 2-1. (Guardian)