Wycombe defender apologises to Dons fan he struck with the ball

Defender Anthony Stewart has apologised to the young MK Dons fans he hit in the face during Wycombe's 2-0 defeat to MK Dons.

Saturday, 1st February 2020, 6:11 pm
Updated Saturday, 1st February 2020, 6:12 pm
Conor McGrandles and Alex Gilbey vent their anger at Anthony Stewart after the incident

Trailing late in the game, Stewart kicked the ball away in frustration and struck a young Dons fan, who required medical attention.

Stewart attempted to apologise at full-time but the youngster had already been taken to the medical bay at Stadium MK. He took to Twitter to apologise.

He wrote: "The young fan I hit with the ball today I sincerely apologise. I didn’t get to say sorry face to face because you was taken away by the paramedics. As a man I’ve come to my socials to publicly apologise."

Referee Darren Handley gave the match ball to the fan as he received treatment, and Dons have given a signed ball to him too.

Speaking afterwards, Dons boss Russell Martin added: "It's really unfortunate and I'm really disappointed by it. The lad has been frustrated and done it – most players have been there and done it, but it has hurt a young fan of ours. I hope he would be the first to apologise and make sure the boy is ok, and we as a club will do something to make sure he's ok, bringing him in and get to see him. It shouldn't happen but it has."