Pool wait on action after incidents

Blackpool coach Bob Malcolm
Blackpool coach Bob Malcolm
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Blackpool are waiting to discover whether they face any Football League action over Friday’s disturbances at Bloomfield Road.

The authorities have requested reports into several incidents which disrupted Pool’s 1-0 defeat by promoted Burnley.

Two separate pitch invasions halted the action, as did a protest by fans who threw tennis balls and tangerines on to the playing surface.

Pool coach Bob Malcolm was sent to the stands following a clash with substitute Stephen Dobbie. The League have requested video footage of that incident and will study the referee’s report.

Malcolm could face a touchline ban or a fine if found guilty of misconduct.

Stand-in boss Barry Ferguson told The Gazette on Friday he would deal with the matter in-house, but he has since watched the video and chose to play it down.

“Friday was handbags,” said Ferguson. “The pair of them were talking right after the game, so I have no problem with it.

“They are the best of mates and have known each other a long time.

“It’s not something which concerned me at all. It was sorted out straight after the Burnley game.

“We’ve moved on and Dobs showed he had moved on by scoring a really good goal.”