A JUNIOR football match in Mt Eliza was cancelled on Sunday after an umpire was allegedly struck by a player.
The alleged incident occurred in the under-16s game between Mt Eliza and Chelsea at Emil Madsen Reserve.
Frankston and District Junior Football League president Stuart Mason confirmed the game had been abandoned and the incident was being investigated.
The Weekly understands a player from Chelsea was penalised by the umpire for verbal abuse before the player allegedly retaliated physically.
Mason would not give specific details about the alleged incident.
"There was an incident between an umpire and a player," he said.
"The independent tribunal is investigating it and we will know more later in the week."
Mason said the FDJFL has "zero tolerance" as its policy on umpire-related abuse and believes the alleged incident is an isolated
"It disappoints us to have any incidents," he said.
"We have 3500 kids and thousands of games of football and unfortunately it is just one
of those things and we have young adults who get hot under the
"Occasionally, a kid might drop an F-bomb or stub a toe."
Mason said the tribunal was expected to meet tonight to make a ruling on the alleged incident.