Pennant Plays Down Holiday Bust-Up

Reports had suggested that the Blues winger had been involved in a fight with the tourists but the player has denied this.

"A group of lads taunted me about spending time in prison earlier this year and having to wear a tag when I was released," Pennant told the Daily Mirror.

"All that happened was I told them to get lost and that was it.

"They tried to ruin my holiday but I was not going to rise to it and I just ignored them.

"It is unbelievable anyone could say that's what happened. It's completely untrue.