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West Brom boss Hodgson dismisses concerns over Morrison taunts

West Bromwich Albion boss Roy Hodgson defended James Morrison after an apparent gesture made to Stoke City fans during their win.

Morrison, celebrating his goal, placed his left hand on his right upper arm and delivered a fist-pump gesture.

When asked about the incident after the game, Hodgson said: "Did he do that? Blimey. You guys (the media) see everything.

"That gesture could be interpreted in a thousand ways.

"In the Barclays Premier League there is so much good you can talk about, so many interesting things to say and do, so to start looking for imaginary gestures, for me that saddens me.

"I hope he didn't do a gesture. If he did, I'm sure he'll apologise for it.

"But he's not that type of guy. I guess it was just a way of showing a celebration, but I didn't see it, and what's more I don't want to."

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