Accrington Stanley’s assistant manager Jimmy Bell said it was ‘the most humiliating day of his life’ after he was allegedly wrestled to the floor by five stewards last Saturday.
The bizarre incident started when Mr Bell was walking over to clap the Reds fans, who donned various colourful fancy dress outfits, for their unrelenting support during the 5-1 defeat at Crewe Alexandra.
But before he could get close to the 186 Stanley supporters he was tackled by club stewards in front of the 3,800 strong crowd.
Accrington supporters some dressed as Batman and Robin and Austin Powers invaded the pitch as the incident unfolded.
Stanley’s number two has now contacted his solicitor regarding the matter and reported it to the police.
Mr Bell said: "It was certainly a bizarre day. It is the most humiliating day of my life. I was only going to clap the fans.
"I shook the referee’s hand and we were laughing and joking. The next thing I knew, I took four or five steps towards the fans and I was confronted by a steward who said I could not go over. I told him I was and he started shouting for assistance, then other stewards came over.
"It is pathetic and it became more bizarre when Fred Flintstone, Batman and Robin and Austin Powers came on to the pitch to help me.
"I think it is a good job our fans are so well mannered as if it had happened to Millwall or Leeds’s assistant manager there would have been a full scale riot.
"I don’t know why it happened, I saw John Coleman going over and I was just behind him. What hurts is I have not had an apology from Crewe.
"I am now waiting to hear from the Football Association and get the referee’s report back."
Manager John Coleman said he would also be following up the incident by demanding to see the CCTV footage.
He added: "The stewards have caused a problem. They’ve caused a pitch invasion and it didn’t need to happen. If they’ve got it on CCTV I’m sure some stewards are going to be in trouble.
"I went over to try and help and I was stopped by a steward who asked me not to get involved and I respected his wishes but what I saw was totally uncalled for by them."
Supporter Jason Graham, 36, from Accrington, had been enjoying the match at Gresty Road dressed as a purple Morph.
He said: "It had been a really good day and it is a shame it had to end with this incident. We saw Jimmy on the ground so we ran on the pitch to try and help.
"It was terrible but it just shows the solidarity of the fans coming together to help him. And no one would leave until we saw he had come out of the ground and he was OK."
A spokesperson for The FA said: "The matter has been reported to The FA by the match officials and we are investigating."
The stewarding at Crewe’s home ground is contracted out to a private company called ESTC Ltd, of which Cliff Simpson is one of the managing directors. He is also the stadium manager for Crewe.
A statement from Crewe Alexandra said: "We will be conducting own inquiry into the events at the end of our home match with Accrington Stanley on Saturday.
"The Football Association is also holding their own enquiry and officials from both Crewe Alexandra and Accrington Stanley have complied fully with their request for evidence.
"Once the verdict report has been returned we will make further comment."