02/20/2016 13:17 EST | Updated 02/20/2017 00:12 EST

West Brom captain is 'disgusted' after being hit by coin

READING, England — West Bromwich Albion captain Chris Brunt says he feels "absolutely disgusted and ashamed" after being hit near his left eye from a coin thrown by one of the team's supporters following an FA Cup match.

Brunt went over to applaud the West Brom fans after the team's 3-1 loss at Reading in the fifth round on Saturday. He went down clutching his face, and then confronted a group of supporters before being led away by a teammate.

Brunt later spoke to the BBC with a cut under his eye, saying "they thought it was OK to throw a coin at their own players. I'm disgusted. They paid a lot of money to come, but a small minority spoiled it."

The Associated Press

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