Hodgson sorry over Olsson bust-up

01 March 2011 08:39
West Brom boss Roy Hodgson has apologised after defender Jonas Olsson smashed a picture in the tunnel at the end of Monday's draw at Stoke.The incident followed an angry exchange between Olsson and Stoke striker Ricardo Fuller after the final whistle. [LNB]"Olsson smashed some memorabilia and that is very disappointing when it happens," said Stoke boss Tony Pulis. [LNB]Baggies boss Hodgson said: "I think one of the players had a bit of a fight with a picture and unfortunately won." [LNB]The Baggies had rescued a point at the Britannia Stadium when Carlos Vela struck an equaliser after 87 minutes to level the score at 1-1. [LNB]And Hodgson added: "There was a slight contretemps at the end of the game with the player being upset with one of their players not wanting to shake hands and he was a bit emotional. [LNB]"I am pretty certain that a team that plays with so much heart and determination as Stoke will probably forgive us for breaking a picture.[LNB] [LNB][LNB]West Brom 'resilience' pleases Hodgson[LNB]"We will happily pay for [any damage] but I hope it will not take the gloss off what I think was a very good performance." [LNB]Stoke boss Pulis did not sound particularly understanding, adding: "If you can't control yourself by not smashing someone else's property because someone refuses to shake your hand, that is not an excuse. [LNB]"That has been paid for by this club and he has no right to break things like that." [LNB]Olsson has been at West Brom since signing from Dutch side NEC Nijmegen in August 2008 and has made almost 100 appearances for the Premier League side.

Source: BBC_Sport