Owls launch probe into Saturday’s crowd problems

Wednesday have launched an investigation into crowd problems during yesterday’s home game with Ipswich.

Referee Peter Wright halted the game on different occasions during the second half when objects were thrown onto the pitch by home fans from both the North Stand and Kop as they vented their anger over some of his decisions.

The referee spoke to both managers at one stage and Owls boss Darren Moore said Mr Wright told them the game would be abandoned if they were any further incidents. There was a similar warning made by the stadium announcer.

A statement issued on the club website today said: “Following incidents at Hillsborough during Saturday’s League One fixture between the Owls and Ipswich Town, play was delayed on a number of occasions due to objects thrown from home stands towards the pitch.

“Sheffield Wednesday roundly condemn these unacceptable actions from a tiny minority of people who have undermined the good name of our club, whilst putting into jeopardy the safety of players, officials and supporters.

“Such actions will not be tolerated and the club are currently in the process of conducting a thorough and robust internal investigation.

“For the avoidance of doubt, any individual identified as having breached EFL Ground Regulations and indeed the law will be sanctioned in the strictest possible manner, both by the club and relevant authorities.”

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