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Norwich boss Smith explains Instagram controversy for Man Utd loanee Williams

Norwich City boss Dean Smith admits on-loan Manchester United fullback Brandon Williams was followed home by some fans after defeat at home to West Ham.

Williams, who is on a season's loan from Manchester United , hit out via his Instagram account on Sunday evening. The 21-year-old said he was abused by a section fans after leaving Carrow Road, and that some supporters had followed him from the stadium.

Smith confirmed that Williams will stay with the club until the end of the campaign and that he will be in contention to start Wednesday's trip to Leicester. The Canaries boss hasn't discussed the incident with the talented left-back but is adamant that the situation is now closed.

“He has posted that in an emotional moment. What we can't do is condone anybody following players," said Smith. “We can't condone what he did as well, but he did the right thing and took it down and gave his reasons for it.

“When I first saw it I didn't have a clue what it meant. I am not a social media person so I had no idea of the context. But the people at the football club contacted Brandon straight away to see what it was about, what he was doing. Then he realised the responsibilities he has and took it down very quickly.

“He has issued a reason why he did that. As far as I am concerned and the club is concerned that is the end of it. I have not spoken to him about it. I don't think I need to. There are people at the football club who deal with that and have dealt with that.

“He'll be here until the end of the season. He goes back to Manchester United then. His loan is until the end of the season. He will be here like the other lads on loan. He trained really well on Monday. He will train today and we will assess him."

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