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Barry Rogerson, the Newcastle supporter who punched a police horse following his side's Tyne-Wear derby defeat to Sunderland on Sunday, explains his side of the story to ITV Tyne Tees.
Newcastle defender Ryan Taylor could miss all of next season with a cruciate knee ligament injury, the club have announced today.
The 28-year-old had only recently returned to training after he injured his knee last August in the Europa League qualification match against Atromitos.
The new injury blow looks set to rule Taylor out for the majority of next season and possibly the entire campaign.
Barry Rogerson, 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, speaking to 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.
Sunderland's new boss takes in his side's achievement in beating rivals Newcastle 3-0 on their turf on Sunday. (Video via ITV Tyne Tees)
Amazing scenes after the Tyne and Wear derby at St James' Park, as a man wearing a Newcastle shirt aimed a haymaker at a police horse.
Happily, the horse is doing fine.