MORTON have launched an investigation after a 14-year-old boy claimed he was 'assaulted' by a steward.

Away supporter Euan Brown says he was grabbed by a member of the Cappielow security team and told he was being thrown out of the ground during the match between his beloved Queen of the South and the Ton on Saturday.

Stewards took issue with the teenager filming for his online YouTube video blog in which he regularly reports on his team's matches.

Footage of the incident, which has has more than 1,000 views, appears to show the teenager being grabbed on the arm by a steward and then dragged after he ended up on the floor in the main stand.

He had been summoned from his seat by the steward for 'a chat' before being told he was being ejected from the stadium for using his phone for filming his vlog, a practice which is common with young fans at football grounds up and down the country.

Euan said: "My arm was hurting because he gripped it quite tightly.

"There were three of them to take a 14-year-old boy out of the stadium.

"Stewards should not be using physical force to eject a 14-year-old child for using his phone in 2020.

"Everyone does it and I don't see why you have to use physical force on a child."

The youngster, from Dumfries, was being kicked out until an adult Queen of the South supporter intervened to tell security personnel that he should not be left to wander the streets on his own.

He was eventually allowed to remain for the second half, so long as he did not use his mobile again.

The youngster says he was made to feel 'really uncomfortable' for the rest of the game and said that the main stand CCTV cameras kept following him, which he described as 'creepy'.

Euan said: "When the steward said he just wanted to have 'a chat' with me, I put my trust in him. "I spoke to him and he said stop recording, which I did. "When he said 'we're going to ask you to leave', I started to panic because nothing had happened to me like this before. "When he snatched my arm I was so scared that I tried to run away but this is when he pushes me onto the stairs. "I felt like I'd been specifically targeted because I was vulnerable."

Cappielow chiefs have now launched a full probe into the matter.

A Morton spokesman said: "The club was made aware of this incident following Saturday's game. "We immediately launched an investigation with the stewarding company to establish the full facts as there are conflicting accounts around the incident. "We take all allegations seriously and will of course comply with any police investigation should that be route taken."