FA to probe Forest-Derby scuffle

29 August 2009 04:40
The Football Association has said it will investigate ugly scenes which marred the end of Nottingham Forest's 3-2 win over local rivals Derby. Forest striker Nathan Tyson waved a corner flag bearing the Forest badge in front of 4,376 travelling Derby fans. Tyson was then confronted by several Rams players before the majority of both teams, as well as coaching staff, became involved in a tussle. The FA said the incident would be investigated as "a matter of urgency". Forest boss Billy Davies said: "I didn't see the incident but if that's what Nathan has done then I will look at the video. "I remember the last time Derby were here and Robbie Savage was waving a Derby scarf around. "There was very little made of that and we hope it will be the same for this. "We never complained about it or made a fuss because we understood that Derby should enjoy the victory they had here." Derby manager Nigel Clough said: "I was in the dressing room, which I personally think all managers and benches should be at the final whistle. "I'm sure the referee was out there and the officials were out there so I'm sure they've seen it and it will all be included in their report." Forest were 3-0 up at half-time and held on to win a fiery encounter despite a spirited Derby comeback.

Source: BBC_Sport