Matt Lowton needed treatment after being hit by a bottle thrown from Leeds End
Matt Lowton was hit by a ‘grandstand missile’ during Burnley’s Premier League match against Leeds at Elland Road on Sunday afternoon and was in need of treatment
Burnley defender Matt Lowton needed treatment during his side’s Premier League game against Leeds after being hit by a missile.
The incident occurred shortly after Maxwell Cornet equalized at Elland Road on Sunday afternoon.
As Burnley celebrated Cornet’s stunning free kick, Lowton was caught in the face by a bottle.
Video replays suggest the bottle was full of liquid – with the lid screwed on – and was thrown from a home rack.
Lowton, who previously represented Aston Villa and Sheffield United, was able to continue after receiving treatment.
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“Lowton is receiving treatment after missiles from the booth hit players in celebration,” Burnley’s official Twitter account confirmed.
Leeds is now subject to an FA investigation following the incident.
“It’s hideous, it hit him in the face,” former Leeds midfielder Michael Brown told BBC Radio 5 Live. âHe deserves all the credit, but they have to find him immediately on the cameras.
âYou have the right to party and run. You don’t want to enjoy home maintenance but they [Burnley] did not leave the field. “
Leeds won Sunday’s game at Elland Road thanks to late goals from Stuart Dallas and Daniel James. Jack Harrison opened the scoring for the hosts.
The incident came just 24 hours after Arsenal fans threw objects at Manchester City midfielder Rodri after his last winner in the Emirates.
Rodri celebrated in front of home fans and his teammate Kevin De Bruyne was seen throwing several bottles from the pitch after the celebrations.
In September, former West Ham star Dimitri Payet was hit by a bottle during Marseille’s Ligue 1 match against Nice. Payet throws the bottle back into the crowd, encouraging the Nice supporters to invade the field.
“For me that’s a normal reaction,” said former Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool striker Nicolas Anelka when asked for his opinion on Payet’s reaction.
“You are a footballer, you have a bottle on your backâ¦ I agree with Payet at that point. If I were in his shoes, I would throw out two bottles plus my shoes! I want us to be exemplary, but we must not be abused either. “
And in March 2019, a coin and plastic bottle were reportedly thrown at Sheff Utd defender Jack O’Connell during the Steel City derby with rivals Sheffield on Wednesday.
âIf that’s the case and someone threw a coin, then that’s unfortunate,â said Steve Bruce, then manager of Sheff Wed. “This is the society we live in today. We’re going to find them and take care of them.”
Then Sheff Utd manager Chris Wilder added: âThere was stuff thrown the other side, coins and stuff like that.
“It’s gotten pretty hostile. There’s always been tough stuff, this, that, and the otherâ¦ but it’s gotten pretty hostile now. I don’t think nobody wants to see that.”
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