Violence erupted at a Championship final-day clash yesterday – as fans stormed the pitch and attempted to beat up one of the players. Hundreds of rival supporters spilled on to the turf after the final whistle, as Crystal Palace dumped home team Sheffield Wednesday into the First Division at Hillsborough.
Palace star Clint Hill, 27, was chased into the tunnel by furious Owls fans as his team celebrated avoiding relegation themselves with a 2-2 draw. He claimed they landed “a good few” punches. Hill managed to reach safety just in time as the mob tried to force their way in. Police managed to push back the supporters. Hill said afterwards: “I know they are frustrated but should they be throwing punches at people? A good few landed and I am a big lad and can take them. But should they be throwing them?”
SOURCE: Fans try to beat up player in pitch riot | The Sun |News
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