Referee hit in the face by bottle thrown from stands during League One match

League One side Charlton Athletic could face disciplinary action after a referee was hit in the face with a bottle.

Following the Addicks' 2-1 defeat at home to Fleetwood Town, referee Carl Boyeson was the subject of a "disappointing" incident where a home fan launched a plastic drinks bottle at the official. The referee didn't appear seriously injured as he continued walking down the tunnel.

Despite the referee shrugging it off, Charlton boss Dean Holden hit out at the incident and expects there to be repercussions for the club. He said after the match: "It's disappointing.

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"Obviously, as a football club, we can not condone this kind of behaviour at all. It doesn't matter what has gone on out on the pitch. This should never happen.

"I assume it will be in the referee's report."

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The match wasn't short of drama either, with defender Ryan Inniss being shown red in the 79th minute for hacking down Fleetwood substitute Cian Hayes, with his side already trailing 2-1 going into the last 10 minutes of the match.

Holden added: "I will not condemn referees because it's a tough job. But it was never a sending-off. It wasn't a goalscoring opportunity."

Charlton's inconsistent form continues, with Fleetwood picking up their first win in the league since New Year's Day as they look to turn their fortunes around.


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