QPR are bracing themselves for severe punishment from the Football Association
after a pitch invasion and a "nasty" coin-throwing incident during the 0-0
draw with Crewe on Saturday.
Rangers fans could find the gates closed to them
Birmingham referee Andy Hall has included both in his match report, along with
one incident when a supporter ran onto the pitch to remonstrate with him.
Hall showed yellow cards to Clarke Carlisle and Stephen Kelly for
encroachment, later dismissing both for two bookable offences in a match Rangers
had to win to pip Crewe to automatic promotion from Nationwide Division Two.
We received a copy of the referee's report and It
makes grim reading
QPR chief executive David Davies
But chief executive David Davies fears a fine, a points deduction or even QPR
being forced to play a match behind closed doors because of persistent bad
behaviour on the terraces.
He told the official club website, www.qpr.co.uk: "After strenuous efforts
and requests for supporters not to go on the pitch it was upsetting that so many
disregarded our pleas.
"The actions of a minority could land us in really hot
"We received a copy of the referee's report and It
makes grim reading.
"In it he makes clear
reference to a nasty coin throwing incident, a supporter entering the field of
play to remonstrate with him and the pitch invasion after the final whistle.
"Bearing in mind that the FA have taken a dim view of previous incidents and
have already written to us to ask for our comments after the pitch invasion at
the Brentford game, Saturday's events could have very serious implications.
"It is not far-fetched to suggest that should this kind of behaviour recur,
the FA are quite within their rights to impose the ultimate sanctions of forcing
us to play a game at Loftus Road behind locked doors or even docking league