Twitter Backs West Bromwich Albion star after shock defeat to Championship Reading

It all looked promising for West Bromwich Albion as veteran centre midfielder Darren Fletcher opened the scoring in the FA Cup fifth round tie at Reading. However, things took a turn for the worse, including after the final whistle had blown.

Former Baggies defender Paul McShane equalised against his former employers, soon after the Baggies had taken the lead, before fellow centre half Michael Hector put the Royals in front and Lucas Piazon secured Reading’s place in the next round with a neat finish in the fourth minute of injury time at the Madjeski.

But that was not the talking point from the game as a kind gesture from West Brom’s Chris Brunt turned sour. As the Northern Ireland international offered his shirt to a fan, he was struck in the face with coin, provoking Brunt’s ire.

Cue the Twitter reaction backing Brunt and absolutely savaging the culprit who threw the coin at the versatile player. This just shows that Football is united.