FA investigate Arsenal cup tie after coin appeared to be thrown at Jesse Lingard

The FA have opened an investigation into Manchester United’s FA Cup tie with Arsenal after it was claimed a coin had been thrown at Jesse Lingard.

Lingard found himself involved in a tussle near the corner flag after an altercation on the pitch featuring teammate Marcus Rashford.

But after doubling United’s lead in the first-half, Arsenal fans were quick to abuse the England international.

Now it is being claimed that a coin was thrown in his direction.

Stupid behaviour and hopefully, if they find adequate evidence, the thrower is identified and handed a hefty slap on the wrist.

Lingard was one of the better performers at the Emirates last Friday and his goal was quickly followed by a Michael Jackson inspired moonwalk celebration. No doubt that added fuel to the fire for the Arsenal supporters but that doesn’t make it okay to throw a coin at someone.

Sky Sports tweeted the news this morning, as seen below:

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