Ex-Premier League referee: Everton set for FA investigation after Alexander Iwobi controversy
The Football Association will launch an investigation into the scenes after Bournemouth’s 3-0 win over Everton on Saturday (12 November), according to Keith Hackett.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Fifa and Premier League referee admitted it is not certain that either club will be charged but the incident caused a “problem for security” so will be reviewed.
Everton approached the away end to apologise for their second loss to Bournemouth in a matter of days as they extended their run to just one win in eight games across all competitions.
Alex Iwobi threw his shirt to a fan who then threw it back in protest at the team’s performance.
Frank Lampard told Sky Sports after the game that the fans have every right to show their displeasure at his side.
“Somebody threw a shirt back at a player,” Hackett told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.
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“I think the Football Association, given the amount of security involved, will review that.
“Whether they take action or not remains to be seen, but they will review it.
“If your team has lost 3-0 and you’re not playing very well, how clever is that of the player of the management to allow that?
“Maybe I shouldn’t say it but I think his job is definitely at risk. I don’t like saying it but he’s the favourite to be the next manager to go.
“On the incident, this could have been avoided and the reaction created a problem for security. As a consequence, it is the duty of the FA to say ‘Right, we need to interrogate’.”