Ashley Wootton: 'Saido Berahino could sue James Morrison'

Saido Berahino of West Bromwich Albion celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Crystal Palace at The Hawthorns on November 2, 2013
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A leading sports lawyer claims that Saido Berahino could sue James Morrison after their bust-up in the West Bromwich Albion dressing room.

A leading sports lawyer has claimed that West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino could sue teammate James Morrison for personal injury.

The pair were involved in a dressing-room fight after Saturday's 3-3 draw with Cardiff City.

Berahino has since rubbished claims of a lawsuit against the Scottish midfielder, but Ashley Wootton, who is a sports lawyer for leading firm Thomas Eggar LLP, believes that the England Under-21 forward may have a case.

The Mirror quotes him as saying: "James Morrison could potentially be disciplined by the club for misconduct if he admits or is found to have hit Berahino. Berahino could raise a grievance against Morrison for his unreasonable and dangerous behaviour.

"Depending on the severity of the injury, Berahino may have a claim for personal injury against both Morrison and the club.

"Striking a person in any capacity is potentially a criminal act and it is not known if Berahino is considering reporting the incident to the police."

The Baggies are currently 17th in the Premier League.

West Bromwich Albion's Burundian striker Saido Berahino cerebrates scoring their third goal during the English Premier League football match against West Ham United on December 28, 2013
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