Leyton Orient Captain Charged With Violent Conduct After Pushing Ball Boy


Leyton Orient Captain Charged With Violent Conduct After Pushing Ball Boy

Liam Kelly in action for Leyton Orient earlier this season at Barnet (pic: Simon O'Connor).

The English Football Association said Liam Kelly, who plays for Leyton Orient, committed an act of violent conduct in the incident during a match at Plymouth on Tuesday, when Orient lost 3-2.

The League Two side were 2-1 down at Home Park on Tuesday night, before Kelly's frustration got the better of him.

Plymouth Argyle reported the incident to the FA yesterday after they checked video footage of the game.

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

The incident wasn't seen by match officials - so Kelly wasn't sanctioned for the alleged push - but was caught on video.

The 27-year-old has until 6pm tomorrow to respond to the charge.

Some of the Argyle players are thought to have raised the issue with referee Chris Sarginson before the corner was taken, but he took no action at the time.