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FA open investigation after Palace’s Wan-Bissaka was hit by a bottle by Newcastle fan

An investigation has been launched by the FA after Crystal Palace’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka was hit by a bottle during his side’s goalless draw with Newcastle at the weekend.

The bottle was thrown by Newcastle supporters and thankfully the defender didn’t require any treatment.

The Metropolitan Police also confirmed they were aware of the incident, but say no suspects were identified.

A statement read: “Police were aware of a bottle thrown onto the pitch at 16:33hrs on Saturday, 22 September at Crystal Palace v Newcastle.

“CCTV was reviewed but no suspects were identified or arrested.

“Additional measures were taken by police and stewards during the remainder of the match to assist in preventing further incidents. No further offences were identified or disclosed.”

Manager Rafa Benitez spoke about his side’s fans after the game, he said: “We had almost 3,000 fans here and one made a mistake – but the rest were fantastic.

“If we want to be stronger we need the fans behind us. Our fans away have been outstanding, no doubt about that.”


Football fans on social media voiced their outrage at the fan’s actions, there were however some social media users who saw the funny side of it – check out that reaction on the next page.


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