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Club Statement On Swansea Silence

West Bromwich Albion have released a statement following a minority not observing a minutes silence at the Liberty Stadium last weekend.

The statement (reproduced from the) Sunday Mercury as I can't find it on wba.co.uk reads.

'West Bromwich Albion was saddened to hear of the passing of the four minors who lost their lives in the mining tragedy at the Gleision Colliery, plus Swansea youngster Harry Patterson and Brendan Rodgers' father, Malachy. It was only fitting that the players joined Swansea in wearing black armbands as a mark of respect during Saturday's game at the Liberty Stadium and the club was also grateful for the fact that its Academy player, Blake Melbourne, who lost his brave battle against a long standing illness the previous weekend, was also mentioned in the tributes.'

The statement goes on to say that club have contacted Swansea for the full details of what occurred and it seems...

'It transpires that a coach load of around 50 supporters were late getting into the ground and were in high spirits as they made their way up from the concourse into the seating area, unaware the tributes were underway. They were told to be quiet by stewards and immediately did so.'

No action was taken by the stewards over the incident, owing to the fact that once the fans realised, they went quiet.

An unfortunate moment, rather than disgraceful, thankfully.

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Date:Monday September 19 2011

Time: 5:09PM

 

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