New Manchester City signing Craig Bellamy has reportedly fallen out with the Blues's Brazilian star Robinho just a month after joining the Eastlands outfit.
The pair are believed to have been involved in a bust-up following City's 2-0 defeat to Portsmouth at Fratton Park, with the former Real Madrid man refusing to speak to Mark Hughes's' new £14 million signing from West Ham United.
"Bellamy and Robinho had a slanging match. It became very heated, with Bellamy accusing Robinho of not trying. Elano joined in," said a 'club insider' as reported by the News of the World. "A meeting was arranged at the training ground on Monday to clear the air but Robinho is now refusing to talk to Bellamy. Most of the players support Bellamy. There is a widespread feeling that Robinho is taking the mickey." Bellamy has had several famous fallings-out with team-mates in the past, including Newcastle strike-partner Alan Shearer and Liverpool colleague John Arne Riise.
However, he and Robinho were all smiles on Sunday afternoon, with the Welshman's deflected effort earning City a point at Anfield, further denting Liverpool's title aspirations.
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