The Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini has issued a statement thanking FC San Lorenzo for trying to take him back to Argentina this month, but he says nothing at all about what he put Newcastle United through over the last few weeks – which was linked with him wanting to return to South America because of some personal situation with his family – who have already returned to Argentina.
Fab Coloccini - says nothing at all about Newcastle’s plight in his statement
The 31-year-old has sent an open letter to FC San Lorenzo, and he expresses his attitude to the club – but we think this is a PR mistake by the Newcastle captain.
The letter reads as follows:
“To my San Lorencista family.”
“I write these lines from a long way away where I am missing my country, my family and my close ones. And with sadness of knowing that after a series of meetings held here in Newcastle that my return to Argentina has been momentarily suspended.” “Unfortunately, life does not always end up like you wanted it or needed it to, many times is it influenced by third parties and the rigidities of contracts that are stronger than the will of one’s own desires.”
“Unfortunately, life does not always end up like you wanted it or needed it to, many times is it influenced by third parties and the rigidities of contracts that are stronger than the will of one’s own desires.” “However, I am convinced that this moment of disappointment need not be an obstacle for me to declare my profound gratitude to each and every one of you for the affection and the support that you all have provided me during these past few months, in every way imaginable.”
“I wish to thank the authorities at San Lorenzo del Almagro and especially show my gratitude to the President, Dr Matias Lammens and vice president, Mr Marcelo Tinelli, for all the affection, support and understanding they have afforded me and who from the first moment, without any reservations or conditions, were interested in my personal and family situation and who put themselves at my disposal.
“Essentially, I want to thank the enormous effort made by them, from every point of view, to remove whatever difficulties I may have come in touch with.”
Is Coloccini hopping they will come back for him in the summer – that’s certainly a possibility.
It’s a strange statement from the Newcastle captain, and will be greeted with some skepticism by Newcastle fans – as the captain says nothing at all about Newcastle’s side of the situation – like losing a £7M rated player for nothing.
We think Coloccini would have been better advised to have not released this statement publicly – and if he wanted to thank the club club in Argentina – he should have done so privately.
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