Blackburn forward Jason Roberts has criticised Joey Barton for punching Rovers team-mate Morten Gamst Pedersen.
Newcastle midfielder Barton has been charged with violent conduct by the Football Association after television replays showed the former Manchester City man punch Pedersen in the chest.
And Roberts, who netted the winner for Blackburn on the night, said: “Morten’s turned round to apologise, if you watch the footage, to say sorry about that foul.
“We’ve all seen the footage, we all saw what happened, so it will interesting to see what happens from now going on.
“Morten is a lovely lad and he’s never going to say anything to be controversial or make any wild statements but you could see he was disappointed by what happened.
“From his point of view what he was saying was anyone who was watching the video will see what happens. He didn’t want to comment too much because he wouldn’t say boo to a goose and that’s what makes yesterday even more disappointing.
“It’s all right doing it to people who are not that way inclined.”