• Fan escapes coin incident

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    LONDON: A teenage football fan who was arrested after West Bromwich Albion midfielder Chris Brunt was struck in the face by a coin will face no further action, police announced on Friday (Saturday in Manila).

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    The Northern Ireland midfielder was hit by a coin thrown from among Albion supporters when he went to give his shirt to a supporter at the end of the team’s shock FA Cup fifth-round loss to Reading on February 20.

    Thames Valley Police arrested a 17-year-old, and on Friday the force said he had been given a caution over the incident at the Madejski Stadium.

    “A 17-year-old boy has been given a youth caution for using threatening or abusive words or behavior or disorderly behavior,” a police spokesperson said in a statement published on BBC Sport’s website.

    “No further action was taken in relation to throwing a missile on to a football playing area.”

    AFP

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