The Guardian are reporting that Tottenham Hotspur could face a substantial fine over the flare incident at Villa Park yesterday.
Linesman David Bryan was struck on the back of his neck by the flare which was thrown from the travelling Tottenham support after Andros Townsend had put us 1-0 ahead in the first half.
The Football Association will now launch an investigation into an incident it called “unacceptable” and has somewhat overshadowed our win in the Midlands.
Two men, aged 25 and 47, were arrested by West Mildands police over the incident and have since been released on bail.
An FA spokesman said: “The FA will investigate this matter, which is unacceptable. We will await the match official’s report and will be speaking to the clubs. Such incidents highlight the dangers of pyrotechnics being used in a football stadium.”
When asked about the incident, AVB told the press: “It’s not great to see and it should be avoided completely,”
“It touched the linesman and situations like this do not have a place in football. I sincerely hope that it doesn’t happen again.”
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