The Straits Times
Published on Feb 07, 2013

West Brom's Popov apologises for spitting


(REUTERS) - West Bromwich Albion left back Goran Popov apologised on Wednesday for spitting at Tottenham Hotspur defender Kyle Walker and getting sent off in last weekend's 1-0 Premier League defeat.

The Macedonian was shown a red card three minutes into the second half and Spurs went on to win the match at The Hawthorns through Gareth Bale's excellent 67th-minute strike.

"I just want to say a big sorry to everyone, firstly to the gaffer (Steve Clarke) because he was so angry after the game and, if I was in his place, I would be exactly the same, and to all the players," Popov said on the club's website (

Clarke had said he was "disgusted" with Popov's behaviour.