A report into a claim for compensation by Huddersfield Town fans could be published within days.
Seasiders’ fans invaded the pitch at Bloomfield Road just after half-time and refused to leave, forcing the game to be called off.
The Football Association fined Blackpool £50,000 while a Football League Disciplinary Commission imposed a suspended three-point deduction but ruled out compensation for the 2,238 travelling fans.
Town officials had backed the compensation bid for £50,000 – the amount equivalent to gate receipts from away ticket sales – with chief executive Nigel Clibbens saying fans had been treated “really poorly” and deserved their money back.
The commission claimed it was impractical to give refunds and also unfair to the majority of home fans also denied a full game by the actions of around 200 supporters.
At the time Mr Clibbens described the decision as a “kick in the teeth.”
HTSA has now lodged a complaint with the Independent Football Ombudsman, Prof Derek Fraser.
At first Leeds-based Prof Fraser refused to get involved but then backed down under pressure from supporters and Colne Valley Tory MP Jason McCartney.
In a statement to the Examiner Prof Fraser confirmed his investigation was underway and said his report was due “by the end of the month or soon after.”
He added: “I cannot make any further comment pending the publication of the report.”
All adjudication reports are published on the ombudsman’s website www.theifo.co.uk .
The ombudsman is said to be the “final stage” for complaints against the football authorities though HTSA’s last resort for compensation could be the small claims court.