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Becchetti kick at Hessenthaler 'good natured' claim Leyton Orient

Leyton Orient claim an apparent altercation between club president Francesco Becchetti and assistant manager Andy Hessenthaler was nothing more than a 'good natured exchange.'

Becchetti was see appearing to aim a kick at Hessenthaler following Leyton's Boxing Day victory over Portsmouth, however, the club has moved quickly to hose down rumours of any angst between the pair.

"Mr Becchetti and Mr Hessenthaler would like to clarify the reports in the media following the Boxing Day game," statement from the League Two club read.

"The event reported in the media was very much in good humour for both the president and assistant manager and part of an ongoing and good natured exchange between the two over the past few weeks.

"There was absolutely nothing untoward about the exchange and the two men get along very well professionally on the pitch and personally off the pitch.

"Mr Becchetti and Mr Hessenthaler were extremely pleased with the result of the game and were celebrating a very well deserved and exciting win."

Gerard Laws
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