posted on Jan, 5 2005 @ 03:13 AM
I guess we will find out soon enough..........
Bolton forward El-Hadji Diouf is at the centre of a new furore over an alleged spitting incident involving supporters of Birmingham City. The Senegal
international enjoyed a productive evening at St Andrews but now faces the possibility of having his performance overshadowed by another spitting row.
The incident occurred after Diouf had netted Bolton's opener, in a 2-1 win, with the player accused of spitting during his celebrations.
Birmingham supporters complained about the incident at half time and had statements taken by the club's stewards.
"Our steward reported the incident to Uriah Rennie at half-time but he said it was a club matter," said a City spokesman.
"He said it was up to us whether we wanted to take the matter further and as things stand at the moment we don't want to take it any further."
Diouf declined to comment on the incident, whilst referee, Rennie, took a similar line on the matter.
"I don't want to speak. I've got no view on it. Before I can speak to anyone, I need to get clarification from the Premier League," said Rennie.
It seems likely that video footage will be used by the FA in their evaluation of the incident, with Diouf having only just returned from a three game
suspension after being caught spitting in the face of Portsmouth defender Arjen De Zeeuw.