FOOTBALL chiefs are investigating after a supporter was run over on the sidelines of a Sunday league match.
Liverpool County FA confirmed it will carry out a disciplinary inquiry into games played at the Simonswood playing fields, Kirkby on March 3.
A spectator was hit by a car and fans were reported to have attacked each other with hammers and screwdrivers as other supporters fled in fear.
Chaotic scenes broke out shortly after an Ormskirk and District Sunday League match between Kirkby-based teams Coleman’s and Sacred Heart was abandoned after around 30 minutes had been played.
A Coleman’s player was sent off due to his conduct towards the referee but club officials insisted their match was not connected to the subsequent trouble.
The initial cause of the row remains unclear, according to police.
Yesterday County FA chairman David Pugh said referees’ reports had been received from the Coleman’s and Sacred Heart match and the game between Kirkby RAFA and Eden Vale on the neighbouring pitch.
He said: “The process will be completed within 28 days of the matches taking place.
“Afterwards there may be the opportunity for appeals and so on which could add further time to a final decision.”