Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony reacts on Twitter to West Bromwich Albion winger James McClean's message

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Peterborough United were beaten on penalties by West Bromwich Albion.

Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony says that West Bromwich Albion winger James McClean’s tweet was ‘sad’ after the two sides met in the FA Cup match last night.

West Brom squeezed past Posh on penalties at the ABAX Stadium last night, and McClean was only too happy to gloat in his side’s victory.

The Republic of Ireland international, who was booed by the home crowd all evening, used the opportunity to goad Peterborough fans into a reaction on social media.

MacAnthony originally posted a more strongly worded tweet about the winger’s message, but then toned down his response.

McClean is no stranger to controversy, and he did move to show a bit more class when messaging Peterborough midfielder Chris Forrester after the contest.

McClean was actually one of the few Baggies players who came out of their match against Peterborough with any credit.

The former Wigan Athletic man put in a tireless performance, and helped his side progress to the fifth round of the cup competition, where they will face Reading.

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