Birmingham midfielder Lee Bowyer has apologised for a foul-mouthed attack on a grandmother during the defeat to West Brom.
Blues boss Alex McLeish replaced Bowyer in the 68th minute of Saturday’s 3-1 loss after the midfielder was booked for a reckless lunge on Gabriel Tamas.
Television cameras then showed the 33-year-old launch into a tirade at Baggies fan Sandra Cox, who sits behind the dugouts at The Hawthorns.
She told the Daily Mail: “Bowyer called me a f****** ****. It was appalling, especially with my grandson sitting next to me. He’s only seven.
“Everybody was having a go because of the tackle. Then he came over and was effing and blinding at everybody. It’s terrible to hear such bad language.
“We sit there so Luke doesn’t have to hear it, but it’s even worse because you hear all the players. I reported it to the nearest steward straight away.”
Bowyer immediately apologised for his outburst, and West Brom have confirmed no action will be taken against the player.
A Baggies spokesman said: “The lady complained straight away, saying she had been verbally abused, but the clubs are also aware that Lee Bowyer made a complete and profusive apology.
“That is the end of the matter as far as West Brom are concerned.”