Kinnear gives football writers the Bird

Newcastle United’s temporary manager Joe Kinnear has got off to a bad start in his relationship with the press – with particular complaints aimed at Simon Bird, of the Mirror and Niall Hickman, from the Express.

In the same week that Sir Alex Ferguson told the press that he would not co-operate with them any longer, Kinnear’s outburst yesterday contained more than 50 expletives. And it was all on-the-record, despite the repeated efforts of the club’s press officer.

Click here to read the account of the extraordinary outburst in full. Not to be read by those of a nervous disposition.

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