Coloccini sorry for Reebok red

The 28-year-old Argentina international was sent off after catching

the Swede with a flailing arm during Saturday’s 5-1 Premier League

defeat at the Reebok Stadium. However, he is adamant he did not

deliberately elbow the Bolton man. Coloccini told the Evening

Chronicle: “I apologised to my team-mates – that is normal. I am

sorry for everybody, but now we have to move on. “It was a red

card. It wasn’t with my elbow, but it was the same because it was

my arm. “It was a red card. It’s disappointing, although I can’t do

anything about it now. The next time, I know I can’t do it.”

Coloccini will miss Sunday’s clash with Chelsea at St James’ Park

and his side’s fixtures at West Brom and at home to Liverpool. The

fall-out from the Magpies’ black day at the Reebok could yet

increase with the Football Association looking into Mike

Williamson’s off-the-ball clash with Elmander.