An amateur video has been posted from a game in National League 3 last month between Chichester and Dorking.
The video appears to show a Chichester player striking the Dorking touch judge after a try was scored.
Dorking alluded to the incident in the club’s official match report from the game.
It read: ‘Sadly the game disintegrated at that point with an unfortunate and extraordinary incident that left the Dorking linesman on his back and overshadowed a much more promising second half with the Red & Whites hunting a draw or possible late victory.
‘After the incident, which is now under investigation, the only card awarded was a harsh yellow for Dorking 7 Oli Edwards which left Dorking to play with 14 men for the rest of the game.’
Chichester won 18-13
I played in games where spectators got involved in altercations (which is a polite way of saying a scrap) with players – a new twist on the idea of a ‘16th man’ (17th and 18th on one occasion as I remember)