Oxford’s Matty Taylor appears to have grabs of the genitals of Portsmouth player Ronan Curtis following a post-match incident.
The travelling side’s striker could find himself in trouble with the Football Association in what turned out to be an ugly clash at the end of the 1-1 draw.
Pompey’s Curtis originally had an argument with substitute John Mousinho following Tuesday night’s League One fixture, which then earned both players a yellow card.
— Mark McMahon (@pn_mark_mcmahon) November 25, 2020
However, during the melee involving both sets of players, a photo has emerged on social media, showing the confrontation between Ronan Curtis and Matty Taylor.
The now viral pic shows Taylor grabbing Curtis by the bollocks, now this could end up prompting action against the Oxford player.
Ronan Curtis’ mum, Marie, also found out what happened and took to Twitter to vent her frustration.
She tweeted: “So Ronan got yellow card I’m telling you it would have been if it was me fair play son you didn’t retaliate cause that’s what he wanted Pompey with out him for how long I’m not sure and he’s just didn’t get it. Proud off you”
So Ronan got yellow card I’m telling you it would have been 🟥if it was me fair play son you didn’t retaliate cause that’s what he wanted Pompey with out him for how long I’m not sure and he’s just didn’t get it 👏👏proud off you
— marie curtis (@curtis5601) November 24, 2020
Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett is expecting both clubs to face action from the FA following the post-match bust up.
“It was and both Ronan Curtis and one of their players that was booked,” said Jackett.
“I felt it was over before it started really, I don’t think any punches were thrown but quite a lot of players in one area there isn’t allowed and members of the coaching staff going on the pitch isn’t right either.”
“It’s one of them where there were a lot of staff on the pitch and that is not right either,” Jackett added.
— Jonty Colman (@JontyColman) November 24, 2020
“I wasn’t (on the pitch) but it was an incident that was something of nothing, I didn’t think any punches were thrown and it was over before it really set off.
“We will get charged for that, both clubs will get charged for that. (A) fine, or maybe a warning. It depends on how many times you have done it but it is against the rules that type of incident. It’s not allowed, that type of incident.
During the large melee, which took place on the pitch between both sides seconds after the full time whistle, even saw a number of Oxford’s coaching staff on the pitch.
At the weekend, Preston’s Darnell Fisher was caught on camera doing exactly what Taylor did to Curtis but on Sheffield Wednesday’s Callum Paterson during their Championship fixture.
— Neil Allen (@pn_neil_allen) November 24, 2020
It is alleged the incident, which took place during the 62nd minute and was not seen by the match officials at the time, constitutes a contravention of FA Rule E3.
Preston said on their official website: “Preston North End have been contacted by the FA regarding a charge against Darnell Fisher following Saturday’s Championship fixture against Sheffield Wednesday.
“The club acknowledges the charge and will respond before 6pm on Tuesday November 24 as requested by the FA.”
The governing body tweeted: “Preston North End FC’s Darnell Fisher has been charged following an EFL Championship fixture against Sheffield Wednesday FC on Saturday (21/11/20).
“It is alleged that an incident during the 62nd minute of the fixture, which was not seen by the match officials at the time but caught on camera, constitutes a breach of FA Rule E3. The defender has until (24/11/20) to provide a response to the charge.”
— Chris Robinson (@ChrisIRobinson) November 21, 2020
Tony Pulis claimed Fisher would be in deep trouble if he was found guilty.
He said: “I haven’t seen it, but if that’s the case then that’s the case.
“I’m sure with everybody on social media and all the places that people look now, he’ll be up in flames now if he’s done that.”
The 1-1 draw sees Portsmouth sit 4th in the League One table, taking 25 points from 14 games. Oxford are 18th with 13 points from 12 games.
Fans reacted after seeing Matty Taylor grabs the genitals of Ronan Curtis following the post-match incident…
I rate Danny Devito pushing Naylor after though
— Liam Howes (@djliamh) November 24, 2020
Disgusting behaviour !! Glad @RonanCurtis1 kept his cool and hope action is taken.
— Nicky Roberts (@lege20) November 24, 2020
Report it to the police, sexual assault! Got all the evidence right there.
— Tom Wild (@TomminiWild) November 24, 2020
The Oxford guy needs investigating at least a 3 match ban
— ryan stray (@ryanstray1996) November 24, 2020
Obviously Matty Taylor misheard “Ronan Curtis is a massive cock” for something else.
— Nathan Wallington (@NatWally2711) November 25, 2020
If the @FA don’t take action against Matty Taylor it will only be because they care less the further down the league’s you are… They absolutely must take action, and severe punishment is needed.
— Ben Bishop (@TheBenBishop) November 25, 2020
Matty taylor will be fucked for that
— Chilli Con Barney (@barneyGoxfordd) November 24, 2020
Matty Taylor active https://t.co/yOEztMTCEo
— Groz (@karlgrossmann1) November 24, 2020
Hopefully that’s a nice ban for Taylor. Cant stand him.
— Alfredo20 🏴 (@Alfredo52083790) November 24, 2020
Didn’t a Preston player just get charged for doing this?
— Reggie (@ReggieKing71) November 24, 2020
@PompeyNewsNow Sexual assault FA need to investigate
— Mike Broad (@MikeBroad55) November 24, 2020
Oh well, that’s him banned for multiple games and a big fine going his way, the dirty pervert. Didn’t actually do anything when he came on. McGuane and Sykes subs were the ones that shifted momentum. Come on @Official_STFC on Saturday!
— Will Fisk (@wfisk90) November 24, 2020
— Ash (@mclarrr) November 24, 2020
I’m not a snitch but he’s such a little wanker I’d be tempted to grass him…but I won’t pic.twitter.com/xKDZHVWDSZ
— Will Monk (@wil_pompey) November 24, 2020
— connor (@pompey4502) November 24, 2020
— Allodoxaphobia Antidote (@MrBruzon) November 25, 2020
@matthewtaylor69 in coming ban for you enjoy 👍
— connor (@pompey4502) November 24, 2020