West Brom Star Chris Brunt Hit with Referee Abuse Charge Following Behaviour During Aston Villa FA Cup Clash

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FA promising decisive action for ugly scenes at Villa Park.

West Bromwich Albion star Chris Brunt has been charged by the FA for referee abuse following his side’s Cup defeat at the hands of fierce derby rivals Aston Villa.

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The acting West Brom captain on the day, Brunt is said to have used abusive or insulting language towards match official Anthony Taylor who showed red cards to both Claudio Yacob and Villa’s Jack Grealish during the course of the game.

This comes amid widespread condemnation of the behaviour of fans from both sides during the match with the FA set to fast-track their investigation into the fixture.

Due to the crowd trouble, which saw stars from both sides attacked by fans and Albion fans throwing seats down onto Villa supporters from the upper tiers of Villa Park, the FA are looking to take swift and decisive action.

Whilst the FA wait for a safety report to confirm their findings, Daily Express reports that Villa are expecting a fine for failing to control their fans, thousands of which stormed the pitch on the final whistle.

Three West Brom fans have already been charged for throwing seats and it’s thought the FA will focus on these instances and behaviour of pitch invaders that forced fans and players to fear for their safety.

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