John Carver: Why Fabricio Coloccini’s letter was NOT a PR stunt!

FROM THE HEART ... Coloccini.
FROM THE HEART ... Coloccini.

JOHN Carver says Fabricio Coloccini’s letter to Newcastle United fans was NOT a PR stunt – as it “came from the heart” of the club’s captain.

Coloccini wrote an open letter to supporters in the wake of the team’s eight successive Premier League defeat.

The 33-year-old apologised to fans and called on them to get behind the Carver’s side for the final three games of a troubled campaign.

Head coach Carver – whose side take on West Bromwich Albion at home tomorrow – has dismissed claims that the letter was the idea of anyone other than Coloccini, who has looked a shadow of his former self in recent months.

“I’ve heard one or two people say it was a PR stunt,” said Carver, who took the letter to his pre-match Press call.

“I have brought the letter with me, in his handwriting, in Spanish – that’s the letter there, signed by Colo at the bottom.

“This was the third draft he put together because of his grammar. That is the genuine letter, from his heart.”