Stoke striker Kenwyne Jones has apologised to team-mate Glenn Whelan in the wake of the ‘pig’s head’ incident at the club.
The former Sunderland player mistakenly thought Whelan had left a pig’s head in his dressing room locker as a prank and smashed the Irishman’s car windscreen in revenge.
The club has launched an investigation with retiring striker Michael Owen’s car covered in eggs and flour by team-mates in another prank.
The 28-year-old said on Twitter: “First off for all the people saying this had anything to with racism I’m not endorsing that.
“Secondly I’ve apologised to Glenn Whelan for the destruction of his property.
“For all the people that think that the pig’s head wrapped in my clothes was banter, great, so is the broken window.
“As far as tension in the squad there’s none – myself and Whelan had our thrash-out and he said it wasn’t him so I apologised and I’m paying for it.
“As for the person who did it no one has come forward and apologised to me so I guess the joke was good then.
“But as I said, if you have the belly to take banter to that level be willing to accept the reaction. That’s final – no more comments.”