Pitch reefs will confront the”strongest potential sanctions”, say English football’s three regulatory bodies.

The warning comes from the Football Association, and after on-field strikes on Jack Grealish and Chris Smalling.

A person was detained for 14 weeks for assaulting Aston Villa captain Grealish during the first half of Sunday’s Championship match at Birmingham City.

Paul Mitchell, 27, by Worcestershire, was banned for life from your club.

Another man was charged with assaulting defender Smalling in the 2nd half of their defeat by to the same afternoon.

Gary Cooper, 30, by Chertsey is due to appear before magistrates on 26 March.

In a joint statement, the game’s three governing bodies condemned the”reprehensible actions of fans that entered the field of play”.

The statement included:”English football has worked hard over a long time to make sure our reasons are safe places. It’s essential that all players feel more safe and supported whenever they move to the pitch.

“There is absolutely no place for any kind of behaviour that places this in risk.

“We also acknowledge that the overwhelming bulk of fans attend football games to encourage their team in a positive manner and we’ll keep working with those fansclubs and stakeholders to create the best possible atmosphere .

“Anybody who attends a match to sabotage this rule, either by the stands or by going into the field of drama , will face the strongest potential sanctions.”

The strikes on Grealish and Smalling followed a number of incidents from Scotland, for example one between Rangers captain James Tavernier during his club’s match against Hibernian earlier this month.