Two halves to poppy story

Republic of Ireland international striker Shane Long has used his Twitter account to hit back after he was accused of not wearing a poppy on his shirt for West Bromwich Albion’s clash at Chelsea last weekend.

Long’s shirt had a poppy on in the first half but didn’t in the second.

Albion midfielder Chris Brunt changed his shirt at half-time and confirmed that a poppy had only been printed on one of the shirts.

Long tweeted: “To all you idiots abusing me on here for no reason..... #apologieswelcome! #yourstillaclown.”

Long also put a picture on his Twitter page of him with a poppy on his shirt during the game at Stamford Bridge.

Northern Ireland international Brunt also tweeted: “Getting more poppy queries again this week. Wore poppy shirt both games. Changed at half time as I do every game. 2nd half shirt was plain.”


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