Ex-Premier League referee: EFL may investigate Sheffield Wednesday after 'catastrophic' Darren Moore reveal
The EFL will launch an investigation after Ipswich Town’s 2-2 draw with Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough on Saturday (17 September) was almost abandoned, according to Keith Hackett.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Premier League referee and Sheffield Wednesday fan claimed that the football authorities will act when Peter Wright submits his report from the game.
As quoted by Yorkshire Live after the game, Darren Moore revealed Wright told he and Kieran McKenna that he would have to abandon the game if another object was thrown on the pitch from the crowd.
The 48-year-old admitted it would have been “catastrophic” if the game was stopped prematurely.
The club released a statement on Sunday (18 September) condemning the actions of supporters.
“The reality is, when things are thrown from the stand there is always that risk,” Hackett told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.
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“There is a process and the club will be asked for their observations. It’s kept fairly low-key here, I’ve not seen anyone jumping up and down in the media about objects being thrown.
“I do think that the whole aspect of objects being thrown by the fans will be investigated by the Football League.
“It will be interesting to know what those objects were.
“The process will be, the referee will issue a report and from that report, the football authorities will react.”
After the draw, Sheffield Wednesday are fourth in League One, four points off leaders Ipswich who are unbeaten.
The Owls are next in league action on Saturday (24 September) when Wycombe Wanderers visit Hillsborough.