BARNSLEY assistant coach Jo Laumann could be facing another touchline ban after a post-match fracas with Cardiff City manager Steve Morison on Wednesday night.
The German coach – who was given a two-game ban in October after a skirmish on the sidelines at Stoke City – had a disagreement with the Bluebirds boss after the Reds’ 1-0 home defeat.
There was some pushing and arguing in the dugouts after the final whistle then the incident continued in the tunnel. Reds head coach Poya Asbaghi said: “I knew when I came to England that you have to be ready for the verbal communication from opponents which is different to what I am used to. They argue and complain and scream.
“I like that, I find it charming and fun. But it has to stop after the final whistle. We went to him to say congratulations and he said really bad things. Then my assistant coach reacts to what he said which is wrong.
“Congratulations to Cardiff but they didn’t win with style. Please show a bit of sportsmanship, the way they behaved was ridiculous.”
Morison said Barnsley’s ballboys had been hiding the towels Will Vaulks was using to wipe the balls before his long throws. The Cardiff boss added: “Karma comes back to bite you on the arse. One person followed me up the tunnel. He wanted to have a pop at me but he picked the wrong person.
“Then the security got involved.”
Meanwhile, the club are investigating criminal damage and anti-social behaviour by Barnsley fans during the 1-0 home defeat to Bournemouth on Saturday. Seats are understood to have been ripped out of the Pontefract Road End and a steward threatened, while a small group of fans entered one of the stadium offices and threw items such as plastic beer glasses.
A toilet was vandalised with graffiti during Wednesday’s game with Cardiff City.
The club is planning to hand evidence over to South Yorkshire Police.