Blackpool could face a points deduction or could be forced to play home games behind closed doors as a result of the pitch invasion against Lancaster City. With fifteen minutes to go around 20 Tangerine supporters made their way onto the pitch and forced referee Paul Kettlewell to abandon the game early. Even though the game was a small pre-season friendly, this sort of behaviour is likely to land supporters in deep trouble with the FA.
The most likely punishment to be issued Blackpool’s way is either a points deduction and/or the team could be forced to play home games behind closed doors. Obviously the latter would be the preferable punishment but a points deduction could be likely after two pitch invasions in the last two games. A points deduction would obviously be extremely harmful to Pool’s aims next season and would provide manager Neil McDonald with a significant problem.
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