Date: 22nd February 2016 at 1:02pm
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With Chris Brunt being struck almost in the eye by a coin thrown from one of our own so called fans in the loss to Reading in Saturday, head coach Tony Pulis and the club themselves have responded to the event.

The Albion statement itself read.

‘ALL our true supporters will join the Club in condemning the sickening behaviour of a few individuals at the end of our FA Cup fifth-round tie at Reading. They will be horrified at the sight of one of our longest-serving players, Chris Brunt, being struck beneath an eye by a coin as he attempted to show the team’s appreciation to the travelling fans for their backing during an ultimately disappointing afternoon. The incident should not be allowed to blacken the good name of West Bromwich Albion and its loyal supporters.’

The statement went on to obviously confirm that the club are working with the relevant authorities and when identified, the person responsible will face the ‘severest of sanctions’ the club can take.

wba.co.uk also have Pulis responding to the incident and he was clear in his criticism of the fan, using words like ‘barbaric’ and ‘criminal’ to describe it.

‘We’ve seen an incident where a lad who’s played more than 300 games for this club could have had an eye out. I hope the police get involved, let alone the football club. It’s criminal and barbaric for me. Chris is upset and I can’t blame him for that. It was a horrible incident.’

Brunt himself is quoted in the piece as saying.

‘I was disgusted by what happened. There is absolutely no excuse for that and no place for it in football.’

He also said a lot more which I’ll cover shortly.

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