FA confirm investigation after Wigan keeper Kirkland is struck by missile

22 March 2010 01:22
Nasty: Chris Kirkland receives treatment after being struck by a missile on Saturday[LNB]The Football Association have launched an investigation after Wigan goalkeeper Chris Kirkland was struck by a missile from the crowd on Saturday.[LNB]Kirkland was hit by an object, believed to be a coin, thrown from the away section during Wigan's Premier League clash at home to Burnley.[LNB]The FA will speak to referee Mike Jones and his officials after reading his report this morning and both clubs will be contacted for their observations.[LNB]A spokesman said: 'The first priority from our point of view would be ensuring any individual responsible was identified and we would like to see anyone found guilty of coin-throwing to be banned from attending football matches in this country.[LNB]'We are working with the clubs and the police to ensure this happens.'[LNB]Kirkland was struck on the top of the head in the 53rd minute of the contest, which was won 1-0 by Wigan with an injury-time Hugo Rodallega goal.[LNB] Pain: Kirkland holds his head after allegedly being hit by an object[LNB]Play was held up for a period as the 28-year-old received treatment.[LNB]Neither club have yet commented officially on the incident, other than to say it is being dealt with by police.[LNB] FA to launch inquiry after Wigan's Kirkland struck by coin at BurnleyWigan boss Martinez blasts Capello over Kirkland's England snubWIGAN FC NEWS FRO ACROSS THE NET[LNB] [LNB]  

Source: Daily_Mail