West Brom defender Jonas Olsson smashes a Stoke City picture

Posted by - March 1, 2011 - All News

Who framed Jonas Olsson?

Stoke City manager Tony Pulis was fuming after West Brom player Jonas Olsson messed up his décor. The Swedish defender punched a picture in the tunnel, smashing the glass.

Olsson was reportedly angered by the refusal of Stoke striker Ricardo Fuller to shake his hand at the end of the match. But Pulis was not impressed.

He said: “If you can’t control yourself by having to smash someone else’s property, because someone don’t shake your hand, then I don’t see that as an excuse.

“It’s property that’s been paid for by this club and he has no right to break things like that.”

Baggies boss Roy Hodgson tried to tip-toe the line between humour and apology over the incident.

He said: “One of our players has unfortunately decided to test his strength by having a little fight with a picture.

“I’m afraid he won and the picture was broken, which is disappointing. We apologized and I’m sure we’ll pay for the picture. I’m sure Stoke won’t be too bothered but it takes the gloss off when I’m discussing pretty meaningless incidents and we’ve worked as hard has we have.”

The game ended 1-1 after a late Carlos Vela equaliser for West Brom. Replays showed the Mexican striker was offside.