Sunderland-aanhangers stroop in Trafalgar Square voor die uitspeel-eindstryd

Sunderland-sokkeraanhangers trek kaal uit op Trafalgar Square voor die Wembley-uitspeeleindstryd namate die vrese oor geweld toeneem nadat aanhanger Patrick Vieira en 'n ander Sheffield Utd-doelskieter Billy Sharp in onlangse wedstryde gekonfronteer het.

  • Duisende Sunderland-aanhangers het op Trafalgar Square toegesak voor hul span se wedstryd vandag op Wembley
  • Die Black Cats pak Wycombe Wanderers in die uitspeel-eindstryd om te veg vir bevordering tot die Kampioenskap
  • Aanhangers van die klub het gesing, fakkels afgelaai en tot by hul onderklere gestroop, sommige wat in fonteine ​​klim
  • Daar is vrese dat die wedstryd 'n herhaling van skaregeweld kan sien wat verskeie sokkerwedstryde geteister het
  • Klubs is met sanksies gedreig ná voorvalle waarin sokkerspelers op die veld aangerand is
  • Aanhangers van Sunderland AFC het gisteraand op Trafalgar Square toegesak voor hul Wembley-uitspeeleindstryd, te midde van vrese dat aanhangersgeweld kan voortduur na 'n week wat gesien het Patrick Vieira gekonfronteer deur 'n ondersteuner en Sheffield United doelskieter Billy Sharp kopstamp deur 'n ander.

    Jubelende aanhangers van die noordoostelike klub het in die ikoniese landmerk in Londen Jennifer Lopez sis in 'n wit rok, fakkels aan die gang te sit, kaal stroop en liedjies sing.

    Dramatiese foto's wys hoe hordes aanhangers by Nelson's Column in die stad bymekaarkom, met baie wat replika sokkerhemde dra.

    Sommige het hul onderklere uitgetrek en in die fonteine ​​​​in Trafalgar Square geklim, terwyl ander rooi fakkels laat afgaan.

    Sunderland-aanhangers was gisteraand in 'n feestelike bui op Trafalgar Square, liedjies sing voor hul klub se uitspeel-eindstryd vandag

    Sunderland-aanhangers was gisteraand in 'n feestelike bui op Trafalgar Square, liedjies sing voor hul klub se uitspeel-eindstryd vandag

    Sommige aanhangers het hul onderklere aangetrek en in die fonteine ​​by die Londense landmerk geklim terwyl hulle die atmosfeer ingeneem het

    Sommige aanhangers het hul onderklere aangetrek en in die fonteine ​​by die Londense landmerk geklim terwyl hulle die atmosfeer ingeneem het

    Ander, hier afgebeeld met replika sokkerhemde, aan die basis van Nelson's Column saamgedrom vir die aand se feesvieringe

    Ander, hier afgebeeld met replika sokkerhemde, aan die basis van Nelson's Column saamgedrom vir die aand se feesvieringe

    Die Black Cats wil vir die eerste keer terugkeer na die tweede vlak van Engelse sokker sedert hulle na League One gerelegeer is. 2018

    Die Black Cats wil vir die eerste keer terugkeer na die tweede vlak van Engelse sokker sedert hulle na League One gerelegeer is. 2018

    Soos die nag ingetrek het die ondersteuners’ feesviering het voortgeduur terwyl die polisie op die toneel probeer keer het dat dinge handuit ruk, met geen berigte van moeilikheid of geweld nie.

    Duisende is die naweek in die stad vir die klub se League One-uitspeeleindstryd teen Wycombe Wanderers op Wembley, waarvan die wenner na die tweede vlak van Engelse sokker bevorder sal word.

    Die Swart Katte, wat op soek is na 'n terugkeer na die Kampioenskap vir die eerste keer sedertdien 2018, het hul plek op Wembley bespreek deur Sheffield Wednesday te klop 2-1 op totaal oor die loop van twee bene.

    Daar is vrese dat daar vandag meer skare-probleme by die uitspeel-eindstryd kan wees ná 'n week wat verskeie veldinvalle deur ondersteuners gesien het

    Daar is vrese dat daar vandag meer skare-probleme by die uitspeel-eindstryd kan wees ná 'n week wat verskeie veldinvalle deur ondersteuners gesien het

    Duisende Sunderland-aanhangers het na die hoofstad gereis in die hoop dat hul span Wycombe Wanderers op Wembley sal klop

    Duisende Sunderland-aanhangers het na die hoofstad gereis in die hoop dat hul span Wycombe Wanderers op Wembley sal klop

    Polisiebeamptes praat Vrydagaand met 'n man wat 'n rooi fakkel by Trafalgar Square vashou terwyl ander Sunderland-aanhangers toekyk

    Polisiebeamptes praat Vrydagaand met 'n man wat 'n rooi fakkel by Trafalgar Square vashou terwyl ander Sunderland-aanhangers toekyk

    Die partytjie-atmosfeer het tot in die nag voortgeduur, met rooi fakkels wat Trafalgar Square verlig lank nadat die son ondergegaan het

    Die partytjie-atmosfeer het tot in die nag voortgeduur, met rooi fakkels wat Trafalgar Square verlig lank nadat die son ondergegaan het

    Wycombe wil terugspring na die liga hierbo met die eerste keer dat hulle gevra het nadat hulle verlede jaar gerelegeer is, en klop MK Dons 2-1 saam om die uitspeel-eindstryd te haal.

    Alhoewel nie een van hierdie bande fan moeilikheid gesien het nie, daar is vrese dat die high stakes-wedstryd kan terugkeer na die skandelike tonele wat gesien het hoe ondersteuners die veld binnegeval en selfs spelers die afgelope week aangerand het.

    Crystal Palace manager Patrick Viera was involved in an altercation with an Everton fan after fans of the Merseyside club ran onto the pitch after their match this week.

    The Toffees celebrated sealing their Premier League status for next season with a rousing 3-2 victory over the Eagles at Goodison Park.

    As fans mobbed the players on the pitch, Viera, who was walking across the pitch to get to the away team dressing room was accosted by a fan shouting abuse at him and giving him the middle finger.

    Video appears to show the former Arsenal player reacting and appearing to kick out at the home supporter.

    Patrick Vieira appeared to kick the supporter before other Everton fans stepped in after the Crystal Palace boss was isolated and unprotected

    Fan footage shows a supporter making an obscene gesture in the face of Vieira

    Patrick Vieira appeared to kick the supporter before other Everton fans stepped in after the Crystal Palace boss was isolated and unprotected (links). Fan footage shows a supporter making an obscene gesture in the face of Vieira (reg)

    Patrick Vieira appeared to be involved in an incident with a fan after the 3-2 defeat to Everton. Pictured is Viera walking across the pitch while Everton manager Frank Lampard celebrates with his coaches

    Patrick Vieira appeared to be involved in an incident with a fan after the 3-2 defeat to Everton. Pictured is Viera walking across the pitch while Everton manager Frank Lampard celebrates with his coaches

    Everton's fans invade the pitch to celebrate at the end of the Premier League football match against Crystal Palace last night

    Everton’s fans invade the pitch to celebrate at the end of the Premier League football match against Crystal Palace last night

    Asked about the incident after the match, Vieira, who is facing an FA investigation into his actions, gesê: ‘I’ve got nothing to say about that.

    And earlier in the week Sheffield United striker Billy Sharp was headbutted by a Nottingham Forest fan after the East Midland’s club won a penalty shoot out to book its place at Wembley for the Championship play-off final.

    Hundreds of fans tore onto the pitch at the City Ground to celebrate with Forest’s players, while Sheffield United players were left to wade through them to get back to the dressing room.

    In the melee Blades striker Sharp, who had previously played for Forest, was headbutted by a Nottingham Forest season ticket holder.

    Clubs have been threatened with stadium bans after Nottingham Forest's pitch invasion led to violent scenes on Tuesday

    Clubs have been threatened with stadium bans after Nottingham Forest’s pitch invasion led to violent scenes on Tuesday

    The judge told Biggs (pictured in police mugshot) that he would serve half of the 24-week sentence and ordered him to pay £500 compensation to footballer Billy Sharp, as well as a £128 surcharge and £85 costs

    Nottingham Forest fan Robert Biggs (op die foto), 30, of Derbyshire, entered his guilty plea at Nottingham Magistrate's Court this morning after being held in custody overnight. He has been sentenced to 24 weeks' jail.

    The judge told Robert Biggs (op die foto, links, in police mugshot and right) that he would serve half of the 24-week sentence and ordered him to pay £500 compensation to footballer Billy Sharp, as well as a £128 surcharge and £85 costs

    A shocking video of the incident showed Sharp standing on the sidelines before being struck by the fan, something that caused him to fall to the floor and left him needing stitches.

    Electrical engineer Robert Biggs, van Ilkeston, Derbyshire, is tronk toe gestuur vir 24 weeks and banned from the stands for 10 years after pleading guilty to assault two days after the match.

    The court heard how he had consumed ‘a quantity of alcoholbefore carrying out the ‘senseless act of violence’, which the judge said demanded a custodial sentence.

    Nottingham Forest issued a statement following the incident saying it would ban the person responsible for life.

    The incident prompted football chiefs to threaten sanctions for clubs where fans behaved in a disorderly or violent manner following matches.

    If they are promoted, Nottingham Forest risk being forced to play their first Premier League game this century before a reduced capacity as a result of the incident after Tuesday’s play-off semi-final.

    Die volgende aand, op Woensdag, Northampton fans invaded the pitch and reportedly threw a flare towards Mansfield players after their defeat in the League Two playoff semi-finals.

    Northampton fans reportedly threw a flare towards Mansfield players after their playoff defeat on Wednesday night

    Northampton fans reportedly threw a flare towards Mansfield players after their playoff defeat on Wednesday night

    Ugly scenes: Two home fans broke onto the pitch at Sixfields after Mansfield got the better of their side on Wednesday

    Ugly scenes: Two home fans broke onto the pitch at Sixfields after Mansfield got the better of their side on Wednesday

    Security soon intervened when the supporters made a beeline for Mansfield players at the League Two clash on Wednesday

    Security soon intervened when the supporters made a beeline for Mansfield players at the League Two clash on Wednesday

    The Cobblers were unable to overturn a 2-1 deficit in Wednesday’s second leg at Sixfields Stadium, instead losing 1-0 on the night and crashing out with a 3-1 aggregate defeat.

    Yet a couple of their supporters did not take the elimination well, with two home fans somehow getting past stewards and onto the pitch before making a beeline for Mansfield stars.

    One appeared to confront Stags striker Jordan Bowery, while The Sun are reporting that a flare was even thrown at the visiting side.

    As well as the ugly scenes at Goodison Park on Thursday, pitch-invading Port Vale supporters appeared to punch Swindon players following their League Two playoff semi-final victory.

    What should have been a night to savour for the Port Vale ended in disgrace when home fans invaded the pitch to celebrate their victory and then appeared to throw punches towards crestfallen Swindon players.

    Sky Sports cameras captured the moment Vale fans became embroiled in an altercation with opposition players on the pitch, with punches seemingly thrown during the melee.

    Port Vale fans appeared to punch Swindon Town players (onder regs) after their club won its League Two playoff semi-final

    Port Vale fans appeared to punch Swindon Town players (onder regs) after their club won its League Two playoff semi-final

    A pitch invasion by fans after the game turned sour when Swindon players were attacked, with security having to intervene to pull the players away from trouble

    A pitch invasion by fans after the game turned sour when Swindon players were attacked, with security having to intervene to pull the players away from trouble

    Jack Payne, Ben Gladwin and Jake O’Brien appear to have be the three Swindon stars targeted by the fans, before security soon intervened to pull them away from the trouble.

    Swindon boss Ben Garner said after the match that he and his players felt ‘afraid for their safetyas the opposition’s fans punched and kicked the Robins on the pitch.

    Garner also said: ‘What they have had to put up with coming off that pitchplayers have been physically and verbally abused.

    ‘I know I’ve seen it in some of the other play-off games, I don’t know where we’re going as a country it’s absolutely disgusting.

    In response to the series of violent incidents, EFL have chiefs threatened clubs with stadium closures and points deductions on Wednesday night, saying in a statemen after the trouble at Forest: ‘We recognise this lawlessness is being conducted by a small minority of individuals and the majority attending matches are a credit to their club.

    ‘Egter, it is not acceptable for fans to enter the field of play at any time given the EFL’s objective is to ensure our matches remain safe and welcoming for all.

    ‘This summer we will consider what further measures are at our disposal, including the potential use of capacity reductions or similar mitigations. Punitive action will follow for those who continue to disregard ground regulations and break the law at matches.