FA to investigate 'unacceptable' flare incident

The FA has said it will investigate an incident in which an assistant referee was hit by a flare during today's Premier League match between Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur.

A spokesman said it "highlight the dangers of pyrotechnics being used in a football stadium":

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An FA spokesman said: "The FA will investigate this matter, which is unacceptable." ...

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"We will await the match officials' report and will be speaking to the clubs." ...

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... "Such incidents highlight the dangers of pyrotechnics being used in a football stadium."

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Arrests after flare hits linesman

West Midlands Police say they have made two arrests after an assistant referee was struck by a flare during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur at Villa Park. The FA has said it will investigate.