West Ham boss Alan Curbishley has hit back at Fulham fullback Paul Konchesky over disparaging comments made in the Sunday press.
"It's a little bit bitter and twisted and perhaps that's as far as I should go because I've had a good look at it and there are some things I might want to look at again.
"It's a situation of free speech - but it was no surprise to me. I gave him his debut at Charlton when he was 16 and, contrary to some observers, we've never had a row or a bust-up, so I don't quite know where we go.
"But he's left the club and he should just get on with his football. I've not lost too much sleep over it and took it with a pinch of salt.
"But I'm having a look at some of the things and (legal action) is for me to think about. But I'm in a similar position to him and so I'm not going to go down that route."