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Middlesbrough and Crystal Palace FC fans clash following match 5
Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood writes crime and policing news and graduated Teesside Uni with a degree in Crime & Investigation.

Middlesbrough and Crystal Palace fans have clashed following the match at The Riverside Stadium.

Officers struggled to control the situation that was unfolding in front of them as the two sets of fans came together as they left the stadium.

Credit: Police Hour
Credit: Police Hour

Incidents like this have no place in football and those involved should be ashamed of their actions.

The football match was very peaceful with a great atmosphere with most people managing to avoid any violence.

But sadly it’s the few that spoil it for everyone. A number of people required medical treatment following the clashes. Fans from both teams were involved equally in the violence.

Middlesbrough and Crystal Palace FC fans clash following match 1
Credit: Police Hour

One police officer held a Middlesbrough fan back away from the Ultras who were trying to attack the Middlesbrough fans heading home after the match.

Officers placed themselves between to two sets of fans to stop the fighting and prevent any further fighting.

Credit: Police Hour
Credit: Police Hour

Cleveland Police and the Met Police in small numbers managed to keep the two sets of fans separated as they both continued to hurl abuse at each other and attempted to get back to each other.

 

Middlesbrough and Crystal Palace FC fans clash following match 2
Credit: Police Hour

Officers formed a human wall between the Middlesbrough fans and Crystal Palace to keep them separated after fights broke out. Once the Crystal Palace fans were contained. Middlesbrough fans then attempted to get back at the Crystal Palace fans.

Credit: Police Hour
Credit: Police Hour

While officers held the Middlesbrough fans back Crystal Palace then attempted to force their way out of the police wall to get to the Middlesbrough fans as the limited number of officers police the football match. This forced police to close the road and hold all of the remaining Middlesbrough fans back and allowing Crystal Palace fans to be walked to the Train Station without further incidents from the Middlesbrough fans. Police managed to regain control of the situation and marched them down to the Train Station.

This forced police to close the road and hold all of the remaining Middlesbrough fans back and allowing Crystal Palace fans to be walked to the Train Station without further incidents from the Middlesbrough fans. Police managed to regain control of the situation and marched them down to the Train Station.

Police managed to regain control of the situation and marched them down to the Train Station.