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