Stoke striker Kenwyne Jones apologises to Glenn Whelan after prank retaliation

The Trinidadian forward plans to pay for his team-mate's repairs after the Irishman claimed that he had nothing to do with the pig's head placed in his colleague's locker
Stoke striker Kenwyne Jones has apologised to Glenn Whelan after he retaliated to a prank by smashing a brick through the Irishman's windscreen.

A pig's head was left in the forward's locker by a team-mate on Thursday and, believing that Whelan was to blame, the Trinidad & Tobago international damaged his car.

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When the Irishman denied any part in the prank, Jones took to Twitter to apologise before also distancing himself from the prank played on Michael Owen some days previously - the retiring striker's car was covered in eggs and flour.

"I've apologised to Glenn Whelan for the destruction of his property, for all the people that think I did Michael Owen's car, I didn't. I just posted pictures of it, I was never involved in any of the pranks in the dressing room," he wrote.

"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."

Jones went on to admit that the perpetrator had yet to own up to the crime as he also demanded that those deeming the pig's head as "banter" should be prepared to accept the reaction.

"As for the person who did it, no one has come forward and apologised to me so I guess the joke was good then," he continued, "but, as I said, if you have the belly to take banter to that level, be willing to accept the reaction."