Absa Premiership

Tinkler slams Majoro report

2015-02-16 14:26
Lehlohonolo Majoro and Eric Tinkler (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates caretaker coach Eric Tinkler his criticised a local newspaper report for claiming that he 'blasted' Lehlohonolo Majoro for conceding a red card.

Read: Tinkler laments Majoro’s behaviour

The striker got himself on the score sheet against Platinum Stars in the Absa Premiership, before receiving his marching orders for a stamp on Mahlatsi Makhudubela after the half-time break.

Following the match, a report in the Daily Sun, claimed that Tinkler had read the riot act to the player.

However, Tinkler did not speak to the publication in question, nor did he speak out against the player in the wake of Saturday's 2-0 victory.

Speaking to his club's official website, Tinkler said: "At no stage have I blasted Major or have had a go at him, the report from Daily Sun is a complete fabrication and is false.

"That report is unprofessional journalism making up stories in an effort to destabilise the team and I will not allow that.

"If I had any issues with Majoro I wouldn't express those feelings publicly as this is a private matter and would be dealt with in that manner."

He added: "Obviously, no coach would want to play minus one player especially in a match where there's still a lot to play for.

"The red card to Majoro destabilised us slightly, we had to make some changes in order to help prevent Platinum Stars from scoring.

"Now that I have seen the incident (On DVD), we will address it with Majoro. But like I said earlier, this will be handled in a privately.

"We do not condone the act but we understand that these things happen sometimes. We just have to ensure that it doesn't happen again and help Major control his emotions better in the future.

"However what I thought was commendable was that he came onto the pitch immediately after the match and apologised to the players, technical team and myself but most importantly to the Stars player."

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