Well he got told to stay away from training for a reason.
"Growing behind-the-scenes tension came to a head on Friday morning when Karanka left Middlesbrough’s training ground near Darlington early and angry after storming out of an acrimonious squad meeting. During it he is understood to have told the players he did not want to manage them any more. On Friday evening he had another meeting with club officials to try to settle the dispute.
On Saturday moirnng morning Karanka turned up to take a light training session ready for the departure to south London but his presence was regarded as too divisive and Boro executives told him to go home".
If everything was hunky dory between him and the players, why was this so widely reported (also in the Gazette, BBC etc.)?
Are you suggesting it was some sort of campaign of misinformation by Gibson, to give him a pretext to sack Aitor?