FA investigates Kirkland incident

22 March 2010 11:41
The Football Association has launched an investigation after Wigan goalkeeper Chris Kirkland was struck by an object during Saturday's game against Burnley.Kirkland was hit by a missile, believed to be a coin, thrown from the away section at the DW Stadium. [LNB]Anyone found guilty faces a ban from all matches in England but the FA will speak to referee Mike Jones before taking any further action. [LNB]Wigan said the matter is also being investigated by the police. [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 goal from Hugo Rodallega. [LNB]And play was held up while the 28-year-old received treatment. [LNB]"The first priority 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," said an FA spokesman.

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