West Bromwich Albion: 'Marouane Fellaini tweet taken out of context'

West Brom clarify Fellaini tweet
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West Bromwich Albion insist that they were not having a dig at Man United's Marouane Fellaini when they tweeted about him during yesterday's match at The Hawthorns.

West Bromwich Albion have insisted that they were not having a dig at Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini when they tweeted about him during yesterday's Premier League match at The Hawthorns.

The Baggies' official Twitter account wrote: "Fellaini has now taken his tracksuit off, fortunately he has a Man Utd strip on underneath" just before he came on after half time and scored within three minutes to level the match at 1-1.

The post has received almost 20,000 retweets, but West Brom today insisted that the message was taken out of context after United goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard criticised what West Brom had suggested.

The club did not mean to insult Fellaini, claiming that they intended to joke about the possibility of the Belgian being naked - amid the cold outside temperature - under his tracksuit.

"We would like to clarify that our initial tweet about Marouane Fellaini was made as the player removed his tracksuit top," read a West Brom statement.

"That was in preparation for his introduction to the game during a period when night-time temperatures were dropping significantly.

"We are extremely disappointed that our tweet was taken out of context by mischief-makers."

Both sides scored another goal after Fellaini's rocket as the match finished 2-2 to round off the highest-scoring Premier League weekend of the season.

Goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard of Manchester United acknowledges the crowd at fulltime during the match between the A-League All-Stars and Manchester United at ANZ Stadium on July 20, 2013
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