FA open investigation after Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini struck by coin

STRUCK ... Fabricio Coloccini.
STRUCK ... Fabricio Coloccini.

THE Football Association have launched an investigation into the coin-throwing incident at Selhurst Park last night.

But Crystal Palace will NOT be punished by the FA, who will attempt to help the club track down the perpetrator.

Newcastle United captain Fabricio Coloccini was struck by a coin as he celebrated Papiss Demba Cisse’s goal in the team’s 1-1 draw against Alan Pardew’s side.

United head coach John Carver said the coin could have blinded Coloccini.