Plymouth Argyle have reported Leyton Orient to the Football Association after Liam Kelly allegedly pushed a ballboy during the O’s 3-2 win at Home Park.
The O’s came from 2-1 behind to shock the League Two title chasers and earn their first win in nine league outings, but the incident could well sour the victory.
After viewing video footage of the game, the Pilgrims felt the appropriate action was to report the incident.
A club statement read: “During Tuesday night’s match against Leyton Orient one of our ballboys was shoved to the ground by Orient captain Liam Kelly.
“We have reviewed videos of the incident and we regard any physical or oral assault against our ballboys, or any representative of Argyle, to be utterly unacceptable.
“We have reported the incident to the FA for them to take appropriate action.
“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.”
Having been out for a prolonged period through injury, any retrospective ban would come as a bitter blow for Kelly.
Eden hazard was involved in a similar incident after being shown a red card for kicking a ballboy in 2013.
While he served a three match ban for being sent off he did not receive any additional punishment.