QPR star dismisses reports of a bust-up at Christmas lunch

QPR goalkeeper Robert Green has dismissed reports of a bust up between players during the clubs Christmas lunch, reports BBC Sport. 

Reports from The Sun had suggested Steven Caulker suffered a head injury after a fight in a pub, at which Crystal Palace players were also present.

However, Green has been quick to dismiss the claims during an interview with BBC radio 5 live.

“If you wanted an accurate headline on the story, it would be: ‘Man falls over’.”

Representatives of the club explained how Caulker had been taken to hospital for treatment on a cut to his head he had sustained after falling over.

QPR’s head of communications Ian Taylor had already explained that players had been given permission to have Sunday lunch together, with the club’s next league game not until Monday December 15 against Everton.

Taylor added: “Steven Caulker was not involved in an altercation.

“He suffered a cut to his head, which he received treatment for at hospital before being discharged the same evening.”

Green echoed Taylor’s statement.

“The club have said pretty much what happened,” said the 34-year-old.

“He came out, slipped over and banged his head.

“I think Joey Barton was called a peacemaker, but it’s the first he knew of it.

“Steven was back out of hospital and we had a laugh about it. Unfortunately, it’s made the front page of the paper.”