Williamson apologises for dismissal
Mike Williamson is reported to have apologised for his sending-off for Newcastle at Leicester on Saturday but denied his manager John Carver's claim that his dismissal was deliberate.
A statement attributed to the defender was reported by the BBC on Sunday following the Magpies' 3-0 defeat at the King Power Stadium which left them in serious danger of relegation.
The statement attributed to Williamson read: "I would like to take this opportunity to apologise to the Newcastle United supporters and my fellow team-mates for getting sent off during yesterday's game. There was absolutely no intent to hurt (Leicester's) Jamie (Vardy) or get sent off, but I recognise I should have been more composed and measured in my determination to win the ball."