A football fan who was filmed attempting to punch a police horse has told ITV News that he is ashamed of his actions.
A police horse seen being punched by a football fan is "safe and well" this morning, its police force said.
A Premier League superstar was filmed being mobbed by fans after he had a £6 haircut at an ordinary barbers in a terraced row of shops.
Newcastle United has announced that the Sports Direct logo on the St James' Park stadium roof will be painted over from next season.
The club said on Twitter: "New club sponsors wonga.com have chosen to return the Gallowgate roof to its former state, painting over the Sports Direct logo.
"The roof will return to its original grey colour in time for the start of the 2013/14 season."
Arsenal has qualified for the Champions League after winning 1-0 against Newcastle United at St James's Park.
Arsenal is playing Newcastle United on the final day of the season as the team tries to hold on to fourth place in the Premier League and qualify for the Champions League.
Northumbria Police have urged the public to come forward and help identify people they need to trace following football violence over the weekend.
Outbreaks of disorder came after Newcastle had lost 0-3 to rivals Sunderland in their Premier League game at St James' Park.
Police have released images of people they need to trace following football violence after the Tyne-Wear derby at the weekend.
Outbreaks of disorder across Newcastle city centre resulted in 29 arrests and three police officers being injured.
Northumbria Police have asked for the public's help in identifying people from the CCTV footage.
The man seen punching a police horse during the football violence in Newcastle at the weekend has insisted he is an animal lover.
Barry Rogerson, 45, from Morpeth in Northumberland, was caught on camera lashing out at a police horse before he was hauled to the ground by officers.
Speaking to newspapers today, the unemployed factory worker accepted he acted stupidly, but said the horse startled him and made him panic.
He told the Daily Mirror: "I reacted stupidly. I did not go out to attack a horse.
"I love animals - I've got three dogs, a fish pond out the back and I feed foxes across the road."
He said the pictures made the incident look worse than it was but that he had no excuse.
West Yorkshire Police have tweeted that Police Horse Bud has received dozens of messages of support in the post. Bud was attacked in football riots in Newcastle at the weekend.
A 45-year-old man, arrested on suspicion of violent disorder by Northumbria Police, following an incident involving a police horse, has been released on police bail.
Two further men - aged 41 and 18 - and a youth aged 15 - who were also arrested on suspicion of violent disorder by British Transport Police have also been bailed, pending further inquiries.
A West Yorkshire Police horse who was attacked in football riots at the weekend is back recovering in his paddock today. This was Bud at home in Wakefield this morning - after his ordeal in Newcastle yesterday
He was controlling crowds at the Newcastle versus Sunderland match when a fan apparently tried to punch him. His alleged attacker was arrested and bailed. Bud's handlers say he's now doing well.