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British Athletics and UK Sport investigating Kyle Langford's altercation with track official after red card at BMC meeting Gold Coast 2018 medalist Kyle Langford could face a sanction from UK Athletics The 800m star appeared to have a physical confrontation with a track referee  Langford was given a red card prior to his race in a BMC meeting at Watford  A video appears to show Langford grab the official by the throat and push him  Langford tweeted on Sunday, saying: 'I let myself and my support team down'

By Matt Lawton For Mailonline

Published: 18:32 BST, 1 July 2019 | Updated: 18:32 BST, 1 July 2019

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Kyle Langford's immediate future as a publicly-funded athlete appears to be in the balance after both British Athletics and UK Sport said they were reviewing evidence of a physical altercation between the Commonwealth medallist and an elderly track official last weekend.

A video posted on social media on Sunday showed Langford angrily shoving an official who had just issued him with a red card, prohibiting him from racing over 800m, at a BMC meeting in Watford on Saturday night. Indeed stills from the video suggested Langford actually grabbed the official by the throat.

Langford is said to have apologised at the time, and as a consequence was then allowed to run, and responded to an inquiry from this newspaper on Sunday night by then issuing a public apology on social media.

Kyle Langford could face a sanction from UK Athletics after an altercation with a track official

Langford was given a red card before his race in a BMC meeting at Watford and seemed furious

Langford was given a red card before his race in a BMC meeting at Watford and seemed furious

But such an attack on an official remains an extremely serious matter and British Athletics said they were investigating while UK Sport said they could also intervene as the national funding body.

A statement from British Athletics said: ‘British Athletics can confirm we are officially reviewing the behaviour of 800m athlete Kyle Langford during a dispute with an official at this weekend’s BMC fixture at Watford.

‘Athletes on the WCP (World Class Programme) are expected to conduct themselves

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