Rangers will face a Werder Bremen side tonight which has been hit by a disagreement between teammates Diego and Aaron Hunt. The pair fell out after walking off the pitch following last week's 2-0 loss at Ibrox. While coach Thomas Schaaf insisted the incident was "off the table", Hunt freely spoke his mind after Wednesday's final practice session. He said: "Diego and I had an argument on the pitch because I was disappointed about the game. I thought it was done, then in the locker room he attacked me from behind and punched me in the back. I want to make clear that I did not punch him. Most of the team was in the locker room and saw what happened. They know how it was and that's what counts. It says something about a person if he attacks you from behind."
Hunt was disappointed to be handed the same monetary fine as Diego because he saw the Brazilian as the aggressor. Hunt said: "If someone punches and the other one doesn't and they both get the same fine, I don't think that's fair. It was the decision of the coach (Thomas Schaaf) and the sports director (Klaus Allofs) and if they think that is right, so be it. We sat down with the coach and the sports director after the match in Stuttgart and he (Diego) apologised. Of course I accepted and that is that." As you would expect, Diego had a different version of events. He said: "There were no punches thrown. It was just a verbal argument and that is normal in football."
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