Asia's football governing body says it is looking into possible disciplinary action over an incident in which an explosive was tossed on the field during an AFC Champions League match in Iran.
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said on Monday the match commissioner's report had been forwarded to AFC's legal department for disciplinary investigation. The match ended in a draw.
The incident happened on Wednesday last week during a quarter-final match between Iran's Foolad Sepahan and Saudi Arabia's Al Ahli. No one was hurt.
It happened at Iran's Foolad Shahr Stadium in the 64th minute, forcing the match to be stopped for five minutes.
Objects were allegedly thrown by spectators of host club Foolad Sepahan towards the assistant referee near the corner area, including a firecracker.
A video of the incident showed the home team's player Adel Kolahkaj, picking up the object in a relaxed manner and tossing it outside the pitch near an advertising sign.
It immediately exploded upon impact with the ground, sending the players and officials running for cover.
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