Caltex Socceroo legend Harry Kewell has issued a statement following his side's 4-0 loss on the weekend, refuting claims he had to be held back when approaching a disgruntled fan after Crawley Town's loss.
Kewell's side are struggling in England's League 2, just three points off the relegation zone after four wins in 18 games.
The loss to Wanderers heaped even more pressure on the coach who reportedly had to be restrained from approaching a fan after the match.
Kewell denied this in his statement.
'In my 20-plus year professional football career I have never lost control when it comes to fans,' he wrote.
'After our devastating loss to Wycombe yesterday I have been advised of some exaggerated comments on social media and news channels. I now want to set the record straight.
'Whilst I did approach a disgruntled fan at full time, it was merely to hear his concerns. At no time did anyone need to hold me back.
'In hindsight I should have just gone straight to the changing rooms given that emotions were running high. I apologise for any misunderstanding.
'I believe that fans are the backbone of any club and I have always applauded their passion. I understand and share their frustration at this time.
'I’ve really enjoyed the challenges of the past five months and look forward to a change in direction soon.
'As I said after the game, we are a team and teams must stick together, this includes the fans.'
Town next play high-flying Exeter City on Tuesday night (Wed AM AEDT).
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