FA investigate Oakwell brawl
By Robin Hackett
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The FA will investigate the incidents that followed Barnsley's 1-0 win over Birmingham.
The Football Association has confirmed there will be an investigation into the incidents that followed Barnsley's 1-0 victory over Birmingham on Easter Monday.
Friction between Birmingham's on-loan striker Nicklas Bendtner and Barnsley centre-back Antony Kay led to a brawl involving several players from both sides after the final whistle at Oakwell.
Referee Mike Russell dismissed Barnsley's Bobby Hassell and Birmingham substitute Neil Danns for violent conduct, which could lead to three-match bans, but the investigation opens up the possibility of further punishment for the sides.
"The incident was reported by the referee and we are making further inquiries," said a Football Association spokesman.
"We will be looking at footage of the incident."
Birmingham boss Steve Bruce admitted he was 'disappointed' with events.
"We'll have to wait for the referee's report and review things when we've had a good look at the whole incident.
"Obviously there can be frustration on both sides in a highly-charged game and I'm disappointed with the reaction from some."