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As the saga surrounding the 'Fabregas incident' rumbles on, the Tigers manager is at a loss as to what he's done wrong.

Hull City manager Phil Brown has distinguished himself this season with his uncompromising and combative attitude to football, particularly during the fall-out from this week's FA Cup exit at Arsenal.

The 2-1 result faded into insignificance of course, in the wake of accusations from Hull assistant manager Brian Horton that injured Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas spat at him. A number of other issues seemed to be woven into the fabric of the controversy in the incident's wake, with other accusations of non-sporting conduct being fired from both sides, as well as referee Mike Riley's objectivity being questioned.

Now, it emerges that Brown, so vocally involved all week in the controversy, might well be called into account himself by the FA as they investigate a situation that has does not reflect well on the game in general, and he has reacted with typical bullishness to the news, making no apologies for the way he and his team conduct themselves.

"If people can't handle the truth, that's their problem. I came out with the truth,"  he asserted to Setanta Sports News.

"We seem to be getting up people's noses. Hopefully we can do that on Sunday against Wigan.

"We conduct ourselves the way we conduct ourselves, and have done throughout the season. If you don't like it then it's your problem to get over.

"It's in the hands of an FA inquiry and it would be remiss of me to make any kind of comment. But we know what went on, we're pleased that there's an inquiry, put it that way."

Zack Wilson, Goal.com

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