Johnny Evans Among Four Players Who Apologise Over Taxi Incident In Spain

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The four West Bromwich Albion footballers, who made off with an unoccupied taxi during the English club's recent visit to Barcelona, came forward to reveal their identities and apologise for their actions. But will Evans outlive Pardew at the Hawthorns?

The quartet allegedly took a taxi from outside a fast-food restaurant at 5:30am last Thursday after breaking a midnight curfew during the Baggies' trip to Barcelona last week.

The four players were interviewed by the police a few hours later but are expected to escape punishment because there is not "sufficient evidence" to continue with the case.

It's all going on at West Brom at the moment.

Pardew is struggling to persuade West Brom's Chinese owner to retain his services.

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That could lead to a sharpening of the knives among West Brom fans, who will be livid that their so-called stars spent time bunking off instead of getting their fitness levels up ahead of making a good bash at retaining their Premier League status.

Pardew's position is under scrutiny after the events of last week, which started with defeat at Chelsea and included the shock dismissals of chairman John Williams and chief executive Martin Goodman by owner Guochuan Lai.

West Brom, knocked out of the FA Cup by Southampton on Saturday, are now five points adrift at the foot of the division. It featured little warm-weather training and also involved Pardew having his wallet and mobile phone stolen in a bar on Tuesday night.

Once the club's proceedings are complete, the players are each set for the maximum fine of two weeks' wages.

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