STEPHEN Kelly has reacted with fury to Giovanni Trapattoni's suggestion that he was dropped from the Ireland squad for demanding game time.
"You know what happened with Kelly? 'I play or I go home!' So go home. Paul Green? I called him late at night and he came straight away. It's the way the Irish players need to be. They need to be happy to play for their country," said Trapattoni yesterday.
However, Kelly has reacted in the strongest way imaginable and ripped into Trapattoni with a statement issued this morning.
"It is extremely disappointing for me to have to make this statement. I am simply shocked and disgusted with the untrue and unwarranted comments made by Giovanni Trapattoni," Kelly said.