FA to investigate Norwich City tunnel bust-up

Michael Bailey The FA have confirmed they are investigating the half-time tunnel bust-up during Saturday's 2-2 draw with Charlton at Carrow Road. Players from both sides clashed as the first half came to an end, moments after referee Steve Tanner decided to only have a stern word with Addicks midfielder Nicky Bailey after he appeared to kick out at Norwich skipper Grant Holt.

Michael Bailey

The FA have confirmed they are investigating the half-time tunnel bust-up during Saturday's 2-2 draw with Charlton at Carrow Road.

Players from both sides clashed as the first half came to an end, moments after referee Steve Tanner decided to only have a stern word with Addicks midfielder Nicky Bailey after he appeared to kick out at Norwich skipper Grant Holt.

Wes Hoolahan had scored for Norwich just a minute before, to make the score 2-1 to the visitors, before Bailey's frustrations boiled over in front of the two dugouts.


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Tanner mentioned the incidents in his match report, leading to the FA's subsequent enquiry, although he decided against issuing Bailey with either a red or yellow card after his indiscretion.

And when the half-time whistle blew, a number of City players took their turn at confronting the referee, while manager Paul Lambert waited at the touchline to speak to Tanner himself - and it is believed the players continued the arguments out of sight of most of the spectators, down the tunnel.

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An FA spokesman said: “We are aware of the incident in question and we are making enquiries accordingly.

“Depending on those enquiries, we will decide if any further action will be necessary.”

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