Villa opt out of race row

By Tom Vickers
Last updated : 05 November 2008
Gabby Agbonlahor has decided against making a formal complaint to the F.A. against Newcastle's Joey Barton.
The Magpies midfielder was alledged to have made a racist comment to the Villa striker during Newcastle's 2-0 victory at St James' Park on Monday.
But, with Agbonlahor choosing not to make his qualms official it appears that the row was much ado about nothing.
Villa head out to Prague on Wednesday for an important UEFA Cup clash against Slavia and they can now forget about the fallout from the defeat against Joe Kinnear's men.
They have travelled without Stiliyan Petrov, James Milner, Marlon Harewood and Isaiah Osbourne for the crucial clash as all are recovering from injury.

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