SOL CAMPBELL has bitten back at Newcastle fans who branded him a 'fat belly'.
The ex-England defender, 35, blamed Toon's training kit for making him look tubby.
Campbell, signed on a free from Arsenal this summer, was slated by Magpies fans over an unflattering training ground photograph.
Supporters labelled him the 'Hog on the Tyne' and fear he will be a fat lot of good.
But Campbell said: "I'm a naturally big guy. I can't rush my conditioning, otherwise trying too much too quickly could result in injuries.
"It's pathetic. I'd been training for three days, just three days! I am three weeks behind everyone in pre-season. Don't they know I have just got married and been on honeymoon?
"I accept the picture wasn't flattering and I do need to catch up on my level of fitness.
"But the training kit was not very flattering and showed up all sorts."