Brighton Ban Three Followers For Life After West Brom Bother
Brighton have banned three followers for all times after they had been concerned in critical crowd bother on the FA Cup tie in opposition to West Bromwich Albion.
The three people have had their season tickets cancelled with speedy impact following the incidents earlier than and in the course of the 0-Zero fourth spherical draw on the Amex Stadium on Saturday.
West Brom followers, a feminine crowd physician and a membership steward had been all assaulted, with the steward additionally threatened with stabbing.
Brighton have had a number of incidents of crowd bother when the Premier League membership have hosted rivals Crystal Palace in recent times.
“As soon as once more we discover ourselves coping with quite a lot of points we are not looking for at this membership,” Brighton chief govt Paul Barber mentioned.
“Firstly a small group of so-called supporters initiated a really cowardly assault on unsuspecting West Bromwich Albion supporters as they made their method alongside Station Strategy.
“One other particular person assaulted a steward after which threatened to stab him in full view of different followers together with a number of youngsters. Simply as shockingly, one other selected to assault and abuse a feminine crowd physician, whereas she was tending to him.
“We all know it’s a tiny minority of those who have interaction in this type of critical dysfunction.
“For our half, we’re sick and bored with issuing warnings. All three incidents are actually being investigated by Sussex Police, and we’ll totally help any legal prosecutions they might carry.”
The Brighton bother got here on the identical weekend that an Everton fan was slashed within the face by a Millwall supporter throughout vicious preventing earlier than their FA Cup conflict.
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