Emre Injured? Or Waiting For Decision?

Last updated : 27 January 2007 By Footy Mad - Editor

... what is his latest injury setback?

There seems to be strange "goings on" behind the scene at St James' Park, due to this racism charge.

And some wonder if the Turk is waiting to see what the FA come up with when they finally decide if he is guilt or not.

If the FA charge him, Emre says he will leave Newcastle. If the FA charge him Glenn Roeder has suggested "any racism charge should come with a six month ban". So the player is treading on thin ice.

Roeder: "Emre's on the treatment table, and I don't expect him back for a couple of weeks."

Emre's troubles with the FA have dragged on longer than expected and Glenn Roeder has hit out at accusations of a "cover up" over the racial abuse charges that may ... or may not ... been pointed at the Turk.

Roeder: "I strongly deny the allegations made in some of today's newspapers that I was involved in a racist cover-up in relation to events that occurred during our match with Everton on December 30, 2006.

"At the conclusion of the match, I went into the opposition dressing room to apologise for what had been an ugly incident on the pitch.

"I was doing the decent thing because I am sensitive to the image of the sport.

"At no time did I make any apology for racist comments because Emre had told me clearly what he had said, and while not being particularly pleasant, it was not racist."