The Football Association has confirmed that it’s to investigate the extraordinary post match scenes at Stamford Bridge on Saturday after a scuffle broke out amongst United players and Chelsea staff.
The FA has requested CCTV footage of the incident and have also insisted that this will be separate from referee Alan Wiley’s report as he wasn’t witness to the events.
It seems that Patrice Evra, Gary Neville, Ji-Sung Park and Paul Scholes were warming down after the 2 – 1 defeat when they were asked to move by ground staff, sparking a row.
Its alleged Evra was abused by the London club’s staff although initial United accusations that the slur was racial have been down played.
A spokesman added the FA would gather “all relevant information”.
Both clubs say they will look at footage before deciding on any action.
Speaking on the incident in today’s Guardian newspaper, United striker Carlos Tevez said:
Evra was subject to a grave insult.
He demanded an explanation and, from that moment, these men just wanted to attack Patrice.
I think that the security cameras will show the provocation we received. I have never seen anything like this in my career… if the FA opens an investigation, we will co-operate and happily give our version of what happened.