West Brom star Chris Brunt has labelled the Baggies fan that hit him with a coin yesterday as disgusting, with the Northern Ireland international enraged by the incident.
The Premier League side were 1-0 in the FA Cup against Reading, but a second-half revival from the Championship outfit saw Tony Pulis’ side eliminated from the competition after a 3-1 loss at the Madejski Stadium.
Brunt, who has played over 300 games for the Hawthorns outfit since 2007, was giving his shirt to one of the travelling faithful before being struck in the face by a coin thrown by one of the West Brom fans.
The versatile Northern Irishman did not pull any punches when discussing his thoughts on the incident and admitted that he hopes whoever threw the coin is caught by the police.
“I was walking towards our supporters, and they thought it was OK to throw a coin at their own players. It’s absolutely disgusting,” he told BBC Sport.
“If someone wants to come forward and say who did it, that is not a problem, they know where I am and I am happy to discuss it like normal human beings.
“I hope the police have got hold of them because never in my life have I seen anything like that. I understand frustrations – we haven’t played well in the second half and being 1-0 up you shouldn’t be losing 3-1.
“You go over to the fans who have travelled down to say thanks for spending their money and a small minority spoil it for them.
“There are some young kids sitting in the front row who have witnessed that and it’s not on.
“I wouldn’t like to bring my kids to football matches and see something like that.”
West Brom look set for a mid-table finish in the Premier League, with defeat in the cup robbing the Baggies of a chance of unlikely silverware this season.