Is it worse to spit at someone or punch them in their dodgy kidney?
Croatia striker Ivan Klasnic has allegedly confessed to his new boss Gary Megson that he did spit at England skipper John Terry – but he claims he only did it because Terry punched him in the kidney. Bolton’s new signing had two kidney transplants in 2007 which nearly forced him to quit the game.
Klasnic said: “He hit me with a fist exactly in the place where I’ve been operated. I was lucky to be wearing a protective belt. He is the first player who has tried to hit me with a purpose in the kidney. He insulted me first then he hit me. And now he has accused me of spitting at him? I didn’t do it.”
Reports coming out of the Reebok Stadium suggest that Klasnic has privately admitted to spitting at Terry, and that Megson has warned him that a repeat performance would make his life in English football a misery.
So whose alleged offence was worse?