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Stoke defender Pieters apologises to fan after smacking ball against her

Stoke City defender Erik Pieters has apologised to a female fan after angrily lashing the ball into the crowd.

During Sunday's home loss to Norwich, the 25-year-old left a female supporter needing paramedic treatment.

He apologised and sought out the victim to hand over his shirt as a souvenir at half-time.

Pieters also tweeted:

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