Championship strugglers Bolton Wanderers have confirmed that they have taken disciplinary action against two of their players. Defender David Wheater and midfielder Liam Trotter have each been ‘fined, disciplined and warned’ after being ‘caught on camera making an offensive gesture’.
The incident took place prior to Tuesday night’s defeat to Brentford at Griffin Park as the Bolton Wanderers players and staff made their way into the stadium. The club also apologised for the incident.
The Trotters went down to a 3-1 defeat, nudging them even closer to plying their trade in League One next season. Their fate could finally be sealed this weekend.
Ex-Middlesbrough centre back Wheater was a half-time substitute, whilst former Ipswich Town man Trotter started and played the full 90 minutes of the loss.
A statement released by the football club confirmed that action had been taken against the pair and that the club will not tolerate such behaviour from anyone associated with the club. The statement read: