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Bristol Rovers fans - Trouble at Vale Park

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The BBC is reporting the chairman of Bristol Rovers has condemned the actions taken by stewards, police and fans after a fight at Vale Park on Saturday. He has called for an investigation in to police conduct after footage emerged appearing to show a steward punching fans in an argument at the game. Two fans were taken to hospital and there were reports of pepper spray being used. The BBC has contacted Staffordshire Police and Port Vale football club and is awaiting responses.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibDgrp7l5Jo

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9okjnTR2el0

 

 

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The BBC is reporting the chairman of Bristol Rovers has condemned the actions taken by stewards, police and fans after a fight at Vale Park on Saturday. He has called for an investigation in to police conduct after footage emerged appearing to show a steward punching fans in an argument at the game. Two fans were taken to hospital and there were reports of pepper spray being used. The BBC has contacted Staffordshire Police and Port Vale football club and is awaiting responses.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibDgrp7l5Jo

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9okjnTR2el0

 

Compare the response to that incident from Bristol Rovers http://www.bristolrovers.co.uk/news/article/2016-17/club-statement-port-vale-3586150.aspx

 

To our own response when one of our fans was punched by a steward at Bury early last season http://www.oldhamathletic.co.uk/news/article/club-news-fan-behaviour-2696668.aspx

 

It is quite clear that some serious lack in common sense has happened. There is room for the Bristol fans down the front, (as apparent in the second video) but to have most of a stand cordoned off for no clear reason is asking for trouble.

 

I'm glad that there is a match-day official amongst those who were arrested, perhaps clubs will think twice about employing nightclub bouncers as football stewards.

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