Bowyer apologises for fan spat

19 September 2010 02:00
Birmingham midfielder Lee Bowyer has made an "unreserved apology" after a verbal spat with a West Brom fan during the derby clash at The Hawthorns. Bowyer was substituted by Blues manager Alex McLeish midway through the second half of Albion's 3-1 win to avoid the risk of him being sent off. The former England player had just been yellow-carded following an ugly challenge on Baggies defender Gabriel Tamas. Bowyer exchanged words with fans situated immediately behind the visitors' dug-out before moving to another seat. An Albion supporter lodged a complaint with a steward over Bowyer's comments but the matter has been laid to rest after he said sorry. A West Brom spokesman confirmed to Press Association Sport: "A fan made a complaint to a steward over comments made by Lee Bowyer after he had been substituted. But then Lee Bowyer made an unreserved apology to the supporter and that was the end of the matter."

Source: PA