West Bromwich Albion’s Mason Holgate called Bolton striker Clayton Donaldson “f***ing crap” as the two sides met at the Macron Stadium on Monday night.
The defender, on loan from Everton, reacted angrily to Donaldson’s use of an elbow as they contested a header.
Anyone got a lip reader for Holgate? 😂 pic.twitter.com/liYfUqiQMq
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Both players were booked following the incident, and as the Trotters player walks away Holgate appears to mouth:
I don’t f***ing know who you are. You’re f***ing crap.
Despite Holgate’s unprofessional conduct, the stats back up his observation – in sixteen Championship appearances this season, Donaldson is yet to score.
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Darren Moore’s Baggies ran out 2-0 winners on the night thanks to goals from Jay Rodriguez and Sam Field.
They lie 3rd in the table, ahead of Sheffield United on goal difference, while Phil Parkinson’s Bolton remain in the relegation zone.