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Adam agent: Bale's a silly boy

Gareth Bale, Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham's Gareth Bale goes down after a challenge by Liverpool's Charlie Adam.
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Charlie Adam's agent has defended the Liverpool midfielder after he was labeled a coward by Tottenham winger Gareth Bale.

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Wales international Bale was left on crutches at the weekend following a bad tackle from Adam during the 0-0 draw between the two sides in Baltimore.

It was not the first such incident involving the pair, with Adam having injured Bale in a tackle in May 2011, causing ankle ligament damage which ruled the Spurs man out for three months.

Bale branded Adam "a bit of a coward" after the latest clash, but Adam's representative Kenny Moyes claims such talk is "outrageous".

Quoted in the Daily Star, Moyes said: "It doesn't warrant a reply because everyone knows Charlie is not that type of player. Everyone in football knows he has no malice or anything like that in him.

"For someone to have a go like that is outrageous. It was schoolboyish for them to come out and say that."

Bale and Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas both called for an apology in the aftermath of the tackle, but received good news on Monday on the severity of the injury.

The 23-year-old has resumed light training after scans revealed the damage was not as serious as first feared.

Quoted in the Daily Mail, Villas-Boas said: "Needless to say, we are extremely relieved Gareth has not been seriously injured."

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