West Brom midfielder Romaine Sawyers has shared a passionate message with supporters following his red-card dismissal during the 3-0 victory over Bristol City on Saturday afternoon.
The Baggies gave their automatic-promotion hopes a major boost with their comfortable success at Ashton Gate, with Hal Robson-Kanu scoring a brace and Callum Robinson also on target to help West Brom move nine points clear of third place.
Slaven Bilic’s men needed to negotiate the last 13 minutes of normal time with 10 men following Sawyers’ dismissal for grabbing City’s Jamie Paterson by the throat, with the midfielder then storming off the pitch after being showing the card by the referee.
Sawyers has now taken to Twitter to share an extended message following his actions, with the midfielder responded to some of the criticism he has received, while also thanking supporters for sending him positive messages after the incident.
— Romaine Sawyers (@RomaineSawyers) February 22, 2020
Can you score maximum points in this West Brom quiz? Have a go now!
Plenty of West Brom supporters have responded to Sawyers’ message by offering their support for the former Brentford man, while others continued by making clear their appreciation of Sawyers’ love for the club that he grew up supporting.
Here are some of the responses…
Such a privilege to see one of our own play for the club and thrive we love you Romaine ❤️
— The Albion Way (@TheAlbion_Way) February 22, 2020
We’re all behind you Rom. One of our own!💙🤍
— The Baggies Bible (@TheBaggiesBible) February 22, 2020
Head up Romaine. Ignore that minority of the fan base, you've been integral to this team's success this year and deserve a lot of credit for that. You're passion and love for the club is greatly adored and appreciate by the majority. We go down together 💙
— TalkWBA (@TalkWBA) February 22, 2020
You are one of us. I love watching you play for #WBAFC every week. Don’t let fickle people get you down. You will laugh at this when you are pinging 40 yard balls for us in the premiership. Haters gonna hate. Winners just keep winning. See you when you get back. 👍
— matthew marsden (@matthewdmarsden) February 22, 2020
Romaine, today was out of character but I don’t care. Your reaction screams passion and I’m all for that. We got you! Like you have us every week on that pitch! Haters gonna hate! Leave them where they belong 💙🤍💙🤍
— Emma Shinn (@MrsEShinn) February 22, 2020
All on your side Romaine. You'll be back soon 💙
— ϟ scott ϟ (@scxttwba) February 22, 2020
You stand strong Romaine. We all owe you for what you’ve done for us this season, and will always be in your debt every time you put on that shirt. I have certainly had days I’ve come to regret at work. You’re on your way to becoming aHawthorns Hero we will all remember. #wba
— inderjit singh (@DesiBaggie) February 22, 2020