Did anyone scream for a Policeman at the time?
"Prejudice is a great time saver. You can form opinions without having to get the facts"
Obviously we saw worse incidents in the 70s and 80s but players and officials having entitlement to protection from being manhandled by spectators isn't really an example of the game being over-sanitised, it is pretty fundamental. It is difficult to single out individuals in the case of mass pitch invasions but not here and some proportionate action should be taken. It's only the very high level of professionalism from Uwe and his team-mates that prevented this from being a much more unsavoury incident.
*JCL since 1976 - FA Cup final, replay and semi, two play-off finals, Hereford, three Championships, seven promotions, five relegations, four home stadiums*
If it's the opposition fans then the club's policy is to welcome them and encourage their return. They recognise the fan demographic has changed over the years and they won't change that policy, it's good for business. Sure there are a few bad apples like Millwall but in the main, who wants to intimidate women, kids & elderly fans?
If it's the opposition players then it's down to our players on the pitch and us as fans on the terraces with our noise to intimidate them.
I see nothing extreme at the Amex, unless it's home and opposition fans mixing after the game extremely well.
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