FA investigate ugly derby scenes

 

The Football Association will trawl through reports from the police and referee Jeff Winter before deciding whether to charge Tottenham over their fans' behaviour at White Hart Lane yesterday.

Arsenal's former Spurs favourite Sol Campbell was abused throughout the match and the north London club could face FA action after supporters pelted the Gunners team bus with bottles and cans and also allegedly hurled bottles at Campbell on the pitch.

Police officers escorting the Arsenal bus through the tight entrance to the White Hart Lane car park were in a perfect position to give first-hand accounts of any aggression to their superiors, who will now pass their verdict to the FA.

Referee Winter's report will cover any incidents on the pitch during the 1-1 draw.

FA spokesman Paul Newman said: "We will await the reports from the referee, other match officials and the police before deciding whether any action is appropriate. We will be looking at events in and around the ground."

PA