Three men have been arrested following an incident of apparent coin-throwing at QPR during their 2-0 victory over Birmingham on Saturday, the BBC reports.
The QPR team appeared to be targeted as they celebrated scoring in their Sky Bet Championship fixture, and the FA have announced that they will be looking into the incident.
The three men that were arrested; one for racially aggravated assault on a police officer, one for entering the field of play and one for a public order offence; have been bailed pending further enquiries.
QPR have opened their own investigation, whilst Birmingham have pledged their support, saying they will take “the strongest possible action” to any perpetrators.
There was also an issue in the Premier League on Saturday, as Jack Butland was struck by an object, thought also to be a coin, during his Stoke City side’s 2-1 victory over Aston Villa. The FA will also investigate that.
This recent spike in coin-throwing appears to have stemmed from an incident that occurred in West Brom’s 3-1 defeat to Reading in the FA Cup, where Chris Brunt was struck by a coin thrown from one of his own fans.
The FA are investigating that incident, and police have made an arrest.