Cole blasts muppet Purse
Andy Cole has hit out at Dave Jones after the Cardiff manager launched a scathing attack in his direction.
Last Updated: 26/04/08 9:51pm
Andy Cole has hit out at Dave Jones after the Cardiff manager launched a scathing attack in the direction of the Burnley striker.
Jones accused Cole of being responsible for Darren Purse's sending-off in the 3-3 draw between the two clubs on Saturday.
Cole had to have ten stitches in his leg and after hearing Jones' comments, was left fuming.
"I have 10 stitches in my leg," said Cole, who admitted after receiving treatment he went looking for Purse.
"I have played the game at the highest level for 18 years and some muppet tries to challenge me like that.
Over the top
"I only had eyes for the ball and what disappoints me is Darren said I went over the ball yet he must have gone higher than me.
"It's David Jones who should take a long hard look at himself, after the career I have had what he thinks is irrelevant."
In his post-match press conference, Jones said: "It's the reaction of the player which has got Darren sent off.
"I will be appealing against the decision. Darren has over played the ball but he has not tried to do him. Andrew Cole needs to take a long hard look at himself."
The incident completely overshadowed the game itself in which Burnley threw away a two goal advantage, with Clarets boss Owen Coyle also having his say on the challenge.
He said: "It was dangerous and Andrew Cole's leg is a terrible mess. It's not just a gash there is a chunk out of his leg."