Pulis to speak to McClean following heated exchange with Everton supporters

The Irish winger was involved in a touchline spat after being substituted at Goodison Park.

West Brom and Republic of Ireland winger James McClean.
West Brom and Republic of Ireland winger James McClean.
Image: Steve Paston

WEST BROMWICH ALBION manager Tony Pulis says he’ll have a chat with James McClean following an apparent spat with Everton supporters yesterday.

According to The Daily Mail, the Republic of Ireland winger “was involved in a heated exchange” with opposing fans at Goodison Park when he was substituted after 57 minutes of West Brom’s 1-0 Premier League win.

McClean was reportedly provoked by “two finger-pointing supporters”, before he stood up from his seat on the bench to respond.

“Whether that’s true or not, there’s other things that have gone on with the crowd today and I don’t want to talk about it,” Pulis told reporters afterwards.

“If James has got involved then I’ll speak to him. This football club is a fantastic football club and the supporters are wonderful. I like the city and I like the intensity and the passion this city has got.

“It’s always lovely to come to this ground. I’ve great respect for it so I won’t complain about the supporters moaning and groaning.”

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A plastic water bottle was thrown in Pulis’ direction late in the game but that was dismissed by the West Brom boss: “I’ve had worse thrown,” he said.

James McClean continued his disagreement with Everton fans on Twitter last night.

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