Karren Brady’s take on Fabricio Coloccini’s open letter to Newcastle United fans

Karren Brady

West Ham United vice-chairman Karren Brady has her say on Fabricio Coloccini’s open letter to the Newcastle United fans earlier this week.

West Ham United vice-chairman Karren Brady has suggested in The Sun that it was not Fabricio Coloccini’s idea to write the open letter to the Newcastle United fans.

Earlier this week, club captain Coloccini wrote a letter, which was published on Newcastle’s official website, urging the fans to give their full support to the team for the final three Premier League games of the season.

In the letter, the 33-year-old central defender apologised to the supporters for the Magpies’ poor run of results which has seen them lose their last eight league matches.

Argentine star Coloccini also requested the fans to “leave aside all differences, all different opinions, anything that divides us as people who love this club."

Brady has now suggested in her football diary in The Sun that it was not the former Deportivo La Coruna defender’s idea to write the letter, but someone else’s.

“Rarely though is it thought necessary for a club captain, in this case centre-back Fabricio Coloccini, to issue a letter apologising for the way the team have been playing and pleading with fans to unite behind them for the last three matches,” wrote the 46-year-old (Tuesday entry).

“Someone at the top, I think, must have had a brainwave and whistled up the club captain to do it, and probably wrote it for him.”

While Brady may have her own theory about the letter, Newcastle head coach John Carver insisted in a press conference on Thursday that it was Coloccini’s idea.

As reported by The Mirror, Carver brought the hand-written copy of the letter in Spanish and showed it to the journalists present and to the TV cameras.

Newcastle will return to Premier League action this afternoon, when they take on West Bromwich Albion at St. James’ Park.

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