Buzsaky 'ultimatum prompted suspension'

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QPR manager Jim Magilton was suspended after midfielder Akos Buzsaky issued an 'either he goes or I go' ultimatum to chairman Flavio Briatore.

Magilton has been stood down over an allegation he headbutted the Hungarian player after Monday night's 3-1 defeat at Watford.

But a dressing room witness revealed to Press Association Sport there was no headbutt and Buzsaky merely took exception to Magilton's forthright post-match opinion, saying: "There was no headbutt, nothing like it. Akos was actually sitting down at the time."

He added: "It was exactly the sort of discussion you'd expect after a disappointing defeat. Jim bent down to speak to Akos, it got a bit heated, forehead to forehead, and (coach) Keith Ryan told Jim to move away. Jim did, but then Akos got up and ran out of the dressing room.

"(Assistant boss) John Gorman told him not to be so stupid and to come back inside. But he refused."

Buzsaky then spent half an hour wandering around a stand at Vicarage Road, in view of a room full of journalists, showing no signs of having just been headbutted by an angry 6ft Irishman.

Magilton, who told reporters after the game the incident was down to "a difference of opinion", put his side of the story to Briatore on Tuesday but was told on Wednesday morning he had been suspended and not to show up at the club's training ground.

The former Ipswich boss also spent much of Tuesday attempting to speak to Buzsaky in a bid to heal the rift, but the player did not answer his calls.

Gorman and reserves boss Ryan have walked out in support of Magilton, who insisted: "I categorically deny any allegation of wrong-doing."

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