READING’S match with Burton had to be suspended after fans launched tennis balls onto the pitch.
The home supporters’ latest protest saw hundreds of balls fly onto the pitch at the Select Car Leasing Stadium.
It is the second time in as many home matches that fans have protested against owner Dai Yongge.
Stewards were forced to come onto the pitch to clear the balls, prompting referee Sam Purkiss to suspend the match.
Players from both sides headed down the tunnel whilst the protest was handled, with play only paused for a matter of minutes.
The two sides had been level at 0-0 at the time, with neither side able to find a breakthrough before the interval once the action resumed.
The Royals were also threatened with a further points deduction if they failed to pay their players on time.
Ruben Selles’ side have already been docked four points this season, leaving the club in the League One relegation Zone.
Yongge is open to selling the club, though, in a potential boost to supporters.
A club statement announced: “The club continues to suffer significant cashflow issues.
“In striving to establish external investment, we can confirm there has been significant interest.
“Discussions and due diligence processes with a number of these potential investors continue apace.
“Our owner, Mr Dai, is openly inviting further credible offers of interest and declarations of intent from parties eager to pursue a potential sale of the club.”