Charlie Adam's agent has defended the Liverpool midfielder after he was labelled a coward by Tottenham winger Gareth Bale.
Wales international Bale was left on crutches at the weekend following a bad tackle from Adam during the 0-0 draw between the two sides in Baltimore.
It was not the first such incident involving the pair, with Adam having injured Bale in a tackle in May 2011, causing ankle ligament damage which ruled the Spurs man out for three months.
Bale branded Adam "a bit of a coward" after the latest clash, but Adam's representative Kenny Moyes claims such talk is "outrageous".
Quoted in the Daily Star, Moyes said: "It doesn't warrant a reply because everyone knows Charlie is not that type of player. Everyone in football knows he has no malice or anything like that in him.
"For someone to have a go like that is outrageous. It was schoolboyish for them to come out and say that."
Bale and Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas both called for an apology in the aftermath of the tackle, but received good news on Monday on the severity of the injury.
The 23-year-old has resumed light training after scans revealed the damage was not as serious as first feared.
Quoted in the Daily Mail, Villas-Boas said: "Needless to say, we are extremely relieved Gareth has not been seriously injured."
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what do you think?
whats it got to do with the idiots agent ? is adam not man enough to make his own defence ? a cowardly tackle from a cowardly person.
Adam is just a nasty piece of work. He seems to get away with tackles like that all the time. it's about time refs started keeping a closer eye on him.
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Adam has always been a dirty player. strange how he doesnt do it to de jong or someone like that who will give it back twice as hard.
I would like to see him tackle Joey Barton
All these pranits condeming Charlie Adam , Oh he's a Coward , he's a nasty Peace of Work. Do Me a favour. You Lot Sticking up for a man (?) who chickened out of playing for the GB football team to go and play in the States. Oh Good idea !!!
Pranits? Peace of work? Why so many capitals everywhere? Didnt you learn how to use them in school?
Jones. Capital J.
It`s a tough one. It wasn`t a great tackle but what do you expect from such a talentless player as Charlie Adam. On the other hand is Bale going to complain about every tackle he deems to be a bit aggressive? It wouldnt surprise me to be honest. Just move on now. If you still feel aggrieved Bale, crunch him back with a two footer next time you meet.