James Morrison receives supports from manager

West Bromwich Albion manager Roy Hodgson has backed his player, James Morrison, after he was criticised for making an apparent gesture during the victory at Stoke.

Morrison opened the scoring with a sensational 30-yard out strike in the 35th minute, which left goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen embarrassed in the Stoke goal.

The Scottish midfielder also saw two strikes smash the crossbar, and also ran towards the Stoke fans to celebrate, gloating with his arms outstretched.
Following this, he then went on to place his left hand on his right upper arm, delievering a fist-pump gesture in front of the Stoke supporters.

When asked about the incident after the game, Hodgson said: “Did he do that? Blimey. You guys (the media) see everything.

“That gesture could be interpreted in a thousand ways.

“I hope he didn’t do a gesture. If he did, I’m sure he’ll apologise for it.

“But he’s not that type of guy. I guess it was just a way of showing a celebration, but I didn’t see it, and what’s more I don’t want to.”

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