It has been confirmed today, that the FA are investigating an incident, with which a coin was thrown at Chelsea Midfielder Ross Barkely, during the Premier League match on Sunday.A match which marked the Chelsea Midfielder’s first appearance back at Everton since his transfer to Chelsea over a year ago.
The match which Chelsea lost 2~0 saw Barkley, until he was subbed midway through the second half of the game, subjected to a constant barrage of boos from the Everton fans, to which he responded in a very professional manner, by making good passes, creating chances and appearing to thoroughly enjoy showing his former employers, how much he has improved since his move to London.
It is understood that the FA were made aware of the incident after the game and have written to both clubs for their observations, before making any further comment. This incident comes on top and hard on the heels of the alleged rascist abuse of their players during their recent away trip to Dynamo Kiev in the Europa League.
One thing is certain,should the offender be identified, then they could face a lifetime ban from Goodison Park, as a response to this incident.
What do you think needs to be done to help prevent incidents like this at football?