Portsmouth to investigate reports of bottle-throwing incident at Bristol Rovers defender

Pompey are set to investigate reports of a bottle being thrown at Bristol Rovers’ Tom Lockyer.

Wednesday, 20th February 2019, 4:07 pm
Updated Wednesday, 20th February 2019, 5:09 pm
Tom Lockyer lies on the Fratton turf after alleged punch by James Vaughan. Moments later a bottle appeared to be thrown at the defender. Photo by Robin Jones/Digital South.

The club are to look into a second-half incident in Tuesday’s 1-1 draw which appeared to be see a sports drink thrown in the direction of the defender from the South Stand.

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Lockyer was protesting to the assistant referee over allegations of a punch being thrown by Blues striker James Vaughan.

Chief executive Mark Catlin said the proper path will be followed by Pompey, before any action is taken.

He said: ‘We will follow the usual procedures over alleged incidents of this nature, as we always do.’