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RustyRef

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I think a yellow is just about OK, couldn't have complained at red though.

Another game with a pitch invasion and confrontations between players and fans, something really has to be done.
 
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Anubis

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I think a yellow is just about OK, couldn't have complained at red though.

Another game with a pitch invasion and confrontations between players and fans, something really has to be done.

Just catching up with last nights news and BBC reporting Viera caught up in Evertons pitch invasion
as per this country is reactive, it will take a player, manager or official to be stabbed, or, a player to hit the fan back and be charged, for measures to be implimented.
Cctv can spot us picking our nose. Would take one days work to identify even 100 folk who were on the pitch, get them identified clearly, get then charged, and send out a warning that entering the pitch is not allowed.
 

RustyRef

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Even worse at Everton, as the away coaching staff have to cross the pitch to get to their changing room. How they didn't predict this was going to be a problem is beyond me. That said, you'd have to be pretty damned stupid (or very drunk) to take on Viera, it's lucky that other more sensible Everton fans intervened or Viera could have been in serious trouble (through no fault of his own).
 

JamesL

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Just catching up with last nights news and BBC reporting Viera caught up in Evertons pitch invasion
as per this country is reactive, it will take a player, manager or official to be stabbed, or, a player to hit the fan back and be charged, for measures to be implimented.
Cctv can spot us picking our nose. Would take one days work to identify even 100 folk who were on the pitch, get them identified clearly, get then charged, and send out a warning that entering the pitch is not allowed.
Ollie McBurnie has been called in for interview so that's a possibility and I'd be surprised it Viera isn't either.

Possibly post COVID frustrations coming out at football matches at the min (not an excuse, behaviour seen of late has been abhorrent). Something drastic needs to happen.

But this isn't a new thing, in 2010 Palace fans invaded the pitch at Hillsborough and assaulted Wednesday players and give versa Wednesday fans invaded and assaulted palace players.


So we are 12 years later and the same things are happening.
 

Anubis

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Ollie McBurnie has been called in for interview so that's a possibility and I'd be surprised it Viera isn't either.

Possibly post COVID frustrations coming out at football matches at the min (not an excuse, behaviour seen of late has been abhorrent). Something drastic needs to happen.

But this isn't a new thing, in 2010 Palace fans invaded the pitch at Hillsborough and assaulted Wednesday players and give versa Wednesday fans invaded and assaulted palace players.


So we are 12 years later and the same things are happening.

Hibernians Scottish cup win at Hampden v Rangers a few years back was a warzone, with public kickings being delivered, and bizarely a Rangers 40yo snatching a 10yo Hibs kid, for what and why we will never know
The 4th official that day doubled up as security, escorting his fellow officials and players from both teams through supporters, resorting to, well, unorthodox but justified methods...
 

JamesL

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Hibernians Scottish cup win at Hampden v Rangers a few years back was a warzone, with public kickings being delivered, and bizarely a Rangers 40yo snatching a 10yo Hibs kid, for what and why we will never know
The 4th official that day doubled up as security, escorting his fellow officials and players from both teams through supporters, resorting to, well, unorthodox but justified methods...
I don't even know why it's happening in the playoffs... still got to play a game at Wembley for promotion and if you lose that, well, your pitch invasion looks embarrassing.
Forest lose and matey is doing 24 weeks (nowhere near enough imo) for what? Getting excited about a final you go on to lose...
 

Joshref

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I don't even know why it's happening in the playoffs... still got to play a game at Wembley for promotion and if you lose that, well, your pitch invasion looks embarrassing.
Forest lose and matey is doing 24 weeks (nowhere near enough imo) for what? Getting excited about a final you go on to lose...

I was at the Huddersfield game and thought the pitch invasion was OTT seeing as they hadn’t been promoted yet. There was a mini pitch invasion at 1-0 and I thought if Huddersfield lose it would look embarrassing.

In the last couple of days we’ve seen pitch invasion celebrations for teams who might not be getting promoted, and a pitch invasion from a team who narrowly avoided relegation in the PL despite spending a lot of money in the last few years. Utter madness
 

Anubis

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I was at the Huddersfield game and thought the pitch invasion was OTT seeing as they hadn’t been promoted yet. There was a mini pitch invasion at 1-0 and I thought if Huddersfield lose it would look embarrassing.

In the last couple of days we’ve seen pitch invasion celebrations for teams who might not be getting promoted, and a pitch invasion from a team who narrowly avoided relegation in the PL despite spending a lot of money in the last few years. Utter madness

Thats the obscure thing, fans in reality should be walking away last night ashamed of their teams season and disgusted. Maybe a ripple of polite applause because no doubts staying up needs recognised,
Instead its a celebration, a triumph, and, big picture sets a scene that merely staying up brings joy
 

ggroves.2

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Red card. Lunges, from behind, with excessive force

its the exact tackle football went to great lengths to eradicate 20 years ago.
I can see that, for me it’s not excessive force, but if the foot was planted, it could definitely endanger the safety. I think at first look I can justify a yellow, at least for the speed the ref saw it but there’s 100% room for a red. I hadn’t initially considered a planted foot, and i do think it can endanger the safety
 

Big Cat

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Recent pitch invasions... defo getting catching on everywhere and getting outa hand. Stewards & Police (unsurprisingly) ill-prepared
Trouble is, very difficult problem to fix
Just to add, reports that Swindon players were attacked in the other game
 
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