John Carver has admitted that Captain Fabricio Coloccini’s loses his head ‘every now and then’.

The Newcastle Head Coach ruing the fact that the Argentine defender misses the Liverpool, Arsenal and Sunderland matches.

Carver claims that Coloccini ‘isn’t that type of player’ and it is just part of the game.

“He is not that type of player but every now and then his head goes…but that is football.”

Obviously any player can get himself involved in heat of the moment situations but Coloccini’s sending off was needless, with Aaron Lennon in a non-dangerous area it just appeared to be the Newcastle Captain carrying out a petulant act.

Taking out his frustration that he and United were playing poorly and the game was lost at 2-0.

The bigger picture of course is that with Newcastle’s current position of chaos at the club and defenders so thin on the ground, the last thing the fans needed to see was the Captain showing such selfish behaviour and making himself unavailable for these tough matches, especially the Sunderland one.

What is just as bad is that some four days after the incident there has been no formal apology by Fabricio Coloccini to the supporters for letting them down, nor any statement from the club as to punishment for the player.