Agent defends Emre
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Emre's agent has denied suggestions the player made racist remarks against Everton.
The agent of Newcastle United midfielder Emre has rejected suggestions the player made racist remarks during the recent defeat at Everton.
Emre became involved in a heated row with Everton trio Tim Howard, Joleon Lescott and Joseph Yobo in last Saturday's clash at Goodison Park.
The Football Association are to investigate the allegations after referee Dermot Gallagher mentioned the claims of the alleged abuse by the Turkey international in his match report.
Emre's representative Ahmet Bulut has defended his client, insisting the player made no racist comments.
"I spoke with Emre and he said that he never said anything racist to the player," Bulut told Eurosport.com.
"His best friend at Newcastle is Obafemi Martins, who is black. These claims are not true. Emre never had any problems when he played in Turkey or Italy and he has never had any problems with other players in England either.
"On the field, he is an aggressive player, like other players are, but he would never make racist remarks.
"My English is bad, but his is even worse and he wouldn't even know these racist words."