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Blackburn's McCarthy unhappy with 'bullies' tag

Benni McCarthy admits he's fed-up with claims that Blackburn Rovers are Premiership 'bullies'.

McCarthy, who has been strongly linked with a move to tomorrow's opponents Chelsea in the past two summers, said: "We are footballers, not bullies. Football is a passing game which involves a lot of skill, technique and quality and we don't try to spoil it.

"We are an aggressive side and you build your body to make yourself stronger to overpower your opposition-It is a contact sport and you have to be strong. You can't just cry, cry, cry. We are aggressive but we don't bully teams or kick people.

"We have got a winning spirit and give everything to win games but we don't go out to break people's legs or injure people."

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