Plymouth want FA action against Leyton Orient's Liam Kelly over ball-boy 'push'

Oldham Athletic's Liam Kelly
Image: Liam Kelly: Said to have pushed ball-boy to ground

Plymouth Argyle have urged the Football Association to take "appropriate action" following an alleged incident involving Leyton Orient captain Liam Kelly and a ball-boy during Tuesday night's Sky Bet League Two clash.

Kelly is said to have pushed a Plymouth ball-boy to the ground while attempting to retrieve the ball in Orient's shock 3-2 win over the promotion chasers at Home Park.

A statement on the Devon club's official website, which read: "During Tuesday night's match against Leyton Orient one of our ball-boys was shoved to the ground by Orient captain Liam Kelly.

"We have reviewed videos of the incident and we regard any physical or oral assault against our ball-boys, or any representative of Argyle, to be utterly unacceptable.

"We have reported the incident to the FA for them to take the appropriate action.

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Highlights of Leyton Orient's 3-2 win at Plymouth Argyle in Sky Bet League Two on Tuesday night

"We are glad to say that the ball-boy, although shocked by the incident, is otherwise okay and we thank the Green Army, on his behalf, for their concerns."

Kelly was booked for a 70th-minute foul on Ryan Donaldson, but no action was taken at the time by referee Chris Sarginson for the alleged push on the ball boy. When the incident is said to have happened is not specified.

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The struggling east London team came from behind to win the match with goals inside the last two minutes from Gavin Massey and Sandro Semedo.

Four years ago, Chelsea's Eden Hazard was sent off for kicking 17-year-old Swansea ball-boy Charlie Morgan in the closing stages of a League Cup tie at the Liberty Stadium.

The Belgian playmaker got a three-match ban for violent conduct for the incident, which the FA decided against extending.

A Leyton Orient spokesman confirmed they were aware of the incident and would be reviewing video footage before making any further comment.

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