The pig's head that was found in the locker of Kenwyne Jones (right). Instagram and Joe Giddens/EMPICS Sport
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'Pig-gate' Part 2: Jones sorry for smashing up Glenn Whelan's car

“For all the people that think that the pig’s head wrapped in my clothes was banter, great, so is the broken window.”

STOKE CITY STRIKER Kenwyne Jones has taken to Twitter to clear up his part in the ever-escalating series of pranks that have seen two cars vandalised and a severed pig’s head left in a dressing room locker.

What began, last weekend, with Michael Owen’s car getting dumped with a liberal dose of flour and eggs, soon got out of hand and Ireland midfielder Glenn Whelan came off worst.

Jones discovered the pig head inside his locker and, assuming it was Whelan, put a brick through the windscreen of the Irishman’s car. Stoke issued a chastising statement warning the players off further reprisals and, last night, Jones used the medium of social media to explain his part in the sorry saga.

He tweeted, “First off for all the people saying this had anything to do 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 I did Michael Owen’s car, I didn’t. I just posted the pictures of it, I was never involved in any of the pranks in the dressing room.

The tweets continued, “So 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 is final no more comments.”

Stoke are away to Southampton in their final Premier League game of the season.

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