Stoke City’s Brek Shea under investigation by Barnsley


Stoke City winger Brek Shea is under investigation after an alleged two-fingered gesture to Barnsley fans on Saturday.

The American international, who is currently on a 28-day loan at Oakwell, is believed to have made the gesture to his own supporters after the side’s 5-0 defeat at Huddersfield.

Fellow Barnsley player Stephen Dawson was also involved in heated exchanges with supporters after players had gone over to applaud their fans following the final whistle.

Shea was seen restraining team-mate Dawson at the time, but now appears to be in hot water himself.

The USA international is currently away on international duty ahead of the USA match against Ukraine in Cyprus on Wednesday.

Barnsley FC released a statement today (March 3) in relation to the incident:

“Barnsley Football Club would like to apologise to its supporters for incidents further to the full-time whistle on Saturday at Huddersfield Town’s John Smith’s Stadium.

“As a club, we do not condone any provocative actions from any of its employees and would like to further apologise for any offence caused.

“Stephen Dawson has apologised unreservedly for his actions and will be making a substantial donation to Barnsley Hospice as way of an apology.

“In relation to an alleged incident concerning Brek Shea: the matter is currently under investigation and a further statement will be made upon Brek’s return from international duty.”


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