West Brom midfielder charged for tunnel bust-up following FA Cup defeat

first_imgThe fall-out from Aston Villa’s FA Cup quarter-final victory over West Brom continues, with news Baggies midfielder Chris Brunt has been charged for a tunnel bust-up with a match official following the game.Villa supporters twice invaded the pitch during their side’s 2-0 victory over their local rivals at Villa Park – whilst a number of seats were thrown by the travelling fans.Now Brunt, 30, faces reprimands for “using abusive and/or insulting words and/or behaviour” towards an official at the end of the tie.The Football Association had already confirmed both clubs had been contacted regarding the supporter incidents as the ill-tempered game ended with both sides reduced to ten men.Baggies’ boss Tony Pulis has called for those West Brom supporters found to have been throwing seats to be handed bans – but he could now also lose Northern Ireland international Brunt for a period of time.“West Bromwich Albion’s Chris Brunt has been charged following The FA Cup quarter-final tie against Aston Villa on Saturday 7 March 2015,” a short statement issued on the FA’s website read.“It is alleged that in or around the tunnel area after the end of the fixture the player used abusive and/or insulting words and/or behaviour towards a Match Official.“He has until 6pm on 12 March 2015 to respond to the charge.” West Brom midfielder Chris Brunt 1last_img

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