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Blackburn striker Roberts alleged to have hit fan after Coventry defeat

26 February 2009 10:13
Jason Roberts allegedly hit a 17-year-old Coventry supporter after the Midlands side knocked Blackburn

out of the FA Cup.

Off night: Roberts (right) battles for the ball with Coventry's Stephen Wright during Blackburn's defeat

The 30-year-old striker allegedly confronted the fan before getting on to the team coach following the 1-0 defeat at Coventry's Ricoh Arena on Tuesday, reports The Sun.

A police spokesman said: 'Officers were called to a report of an assault on a 17-year-old lad outside the Ricoh Arena. No arrests have been made at this stage.'

A Blackburn spokesman said: 'There was an incident where Jason Roberts and several other Blackburn players were being shouted at and taunted.

'It is now a police matter and we can make no further comment.'

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Source: Daily_Mail