Blackpool boss Gary Bowyer says that the FA and Newport County should investigate their supporters, after claiming that they threw missiles at him.

The former Blackburn Rovers boss claimed that he was “struck on the face” in a report to the BBC, and hopes that the Football Association and Newport will take responsible action.

The visitors moved a point from the Sky Bet League Two play-off places with a 3-1 victory, pushing the hosts further towards relegation out of the Football League.

Goals from Bright Osayi-Samuel and a penalty from Mark Cullen put the away side ahead, before Alex Samuel scored for County.

Osayi-Samuel denied the hosts any chance of a comeback with a goal in added time.

“The FA have to act, it’s as simple as that. Newport County should act as well,” said Bowyer.

“I’ve been hit with objects. The lack of stewarding was incredible. These scenes shouldn’t be seen anywhere.”

“I won’t let it drop. If I was a member of Newport County I would make sure that doesn’t happen again.”

“It could have hit the Newport staff, because they were close by as well.” he continued. “It will be investigated, the referee (Brett Huxtable) has made me aware of that, it will be in his report.”

“There were sweets thrown, hard-boiled sweets, I think there was a bottle and I wouldn’t mind but they weren’t my favourite sweets.”

“But, in all seriousness, there has to be action taken. You can’t have that.”

“Just because you pay some money to get into the game doesn’t give you the right to do that.”

Newport County are yet to comment.


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