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Pulis condemns coin throwing incident

Brunt suffers facial injury after being struck by coin

TONY Pulis roundly condemned as 'barbaric' and 'criminal' the coin throwing incident which further blackened Albion's FA Cup exit at Reading today.

Brunt was struck by the coin as he attempted to hand over his match shirt as a thank you to away supporters at the end of a disappointing 3-1 Fifth Round defeat.

Albion are working with the authorities to identify the culprit who threw the coin which left Brunt with a wound underneath his left eye. The offender can expect the most severe sanctions. 

The incident enraged Brunt and the entire Albion camp - and the head coach summed up their feelings.

He said: "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 said: "I was disgusted by what happened. There is absolutely no excuse for that and no place for it in football."