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    Blackburn Rovers Striker Jason Roberts Facing Police Investigation

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    Blackburn Rovers Striker Jason Roberts Facing Police Investigation

    Post by Ali Swaidan on Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:07 am

    Blackburn Rovers striker Jason Roberts is facing the possibility of an assault charge, after police confirmed today that they were investigating an incident which occurred outside Coventry City's Ricoh Arena on Tuesday night, after Rovers were knocked out of the FA Cup by the Sky Blues.
    As the Rovers players were boarding their team bus, a group of youths allegedly taunted them about the evening's result and the Lancashire club's lowly Premier League position. Roberts is believed to have taken aggressive exception to this abuse, and police confirm that they were called to the scene to investigate, after a 17-year-old youth was allegedly assaulted.
    The Rovers bus had departed from the scene, with Roberts on it, prior to the police's arrival.
    "There was an incident where Jason Roberts and several other Blackburn players were being shouted at and taunted," The Lancashire Evening Telegraph reports a club statement as saying.
    "It is now a police matter and we can make no further comment."
    West Midlands Police also confirmed that the incident had occurred, and was being investigated by them.
    "Officers were called to reports of an assault on a 17-year-old lad outside the Ricoh Arena," a spokesperson said.
    "The allegation concerns an incident outside the ground following the FA Cup match between Coventry City and Blackburn Rovers.
    "Officers are conducting inquiries into the matter and no arrests have been made at this stage."

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