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Blackpool supporter arrested and another in hospital after incident at Wolves

One Blackpool supporter was arrested by police and another is in hospital after an incident during the Carabao Cup clash at Wolves.

That’s according to Lancashire Police’s dedicated football officer for Blackpool, with it happening in the away end at Molineux on Tuesday night.

Posting on Twitter, the officer explained: “We are aware of an incident that’s happened during tonight’s game at Wolves.

“Just to update any fans who may be concerned about what’s gone on, one male who is conscious is on route to hospital to get checked and a further male has been arrested at the scene.

“As far as we are aware both males are Blackpool fans in the Blackpool end of the ground.”

Steve Rowland, who is Blackpool FC’s Support Liason Officer, adds that there were “no details to share at this point”, with West Midlands Police approached by local media for futher information.

Twitter users reacted after hearing a Blackpool supporter was arrested and another in hospital after an incident at Wolves…

@MartinBairdy: Another blackpool lad smacking a fellow blackpool supporter tonight is no place at the club for helmets like that. Hope Glenn recovers in good health 🍊

@Tolli_19: What are we becoming? Jesus……. #UTMP 🟧⬜️

@claireo1987: Did wonder what was happening x hope the other lad is ok x

@dreddy2: If the guy charged with the assault the Club need to ban him for life. Passions do run high when things are going wrong but attacking your own fans is totally unacceptable IMO

@leanneaprilx: Some of the “fans” that have started coming to games in the last few seasons specifically for trouble is genuinely starting to piss me off. Go find trouble elsewhere👍🏼

@AthersBFC: Fans fighting each other. Fucking pathetic club

@TalkSeasiders: Disgraceful that this happened tonight, especially when it was two Blackpool fans… Hope the person responsible is never allowed at a football game again and hope the victim makes a full recovery #utmp🍊

The Carabao Cup second round match itself saw two goals from Matt Doherty and one each from Sasa Kaladjdzic, Fabio Silva and Nathan Fraser to help Gary O’Neil’s men to a rampant 5-0 win.

Wolves boss Gary O’Neil praised the attitude and professionalism of the players, saying: “The main thing was the lad’s approach to the game. They can be tricky these cup matches, because Blackpool are a decent side and well coached, and can cause teams problems, so we wanted to make sure we weren’t the ones who lost to a lower league opposition this evening and the way the lads approached the game and their professionalism, I thought they were very good.

“There were still lots of parts of the performance that I didn’t like, but the lads gave absolutely everything, tried to carry out what I asked and there’s still more work for me to do around their understanding, but it was a good win.

“I thought there were some good steps, but there was some stuff I didn’t like. We got caught a little bit trying to over play and we could have made it a bit easier for ourselves early on as you could feel there were a few too many passes and we attracted enough Blackpool players and we could have gone over or through.

“It took us a while to get to that, but with the way they approached the game and their application to what I asked was excellent. I just need to improve their understanding a little bit.

“But winning 5-0 at home against a team that could easily have been dangerous against us, their professionalism and their togetherness has got us through to the next round.”

See more of that interview by clicking HERE.

“It was a difficult night,” Critchley said, as per Blackpool Gazette.

“Everything seems to be going against us a little bit in terms of moments in games.

“For the first, Rich (O’Donnell) makes a save and it goes straight to their player who miskicks it in- you need those things to go for you.

“We give the ball away on the edge of the box for the second, and it takes a deflection- it was the same with the fifth.

“The third and fourth goals were really poor from out point of view, but you need things to go your way in these games and have a little bit of luck.

“I don’t want it to sound like excuses, but it’s very hard. I just have to make sure the scoreline doesn’t alter our thinking.

“In terms of the way we wanted to attack the game, I can’t fault the players for the way they went after it and how we tried to press- we didn’t just sit in our own half.

“That means leaving space behind you, which is a risk, and sometimes they capitalised on that.

“Wolves have good players, they are a good team. You can see what they are trying to do.

“You know when you come here you need to be good without the ball, and I actually felt we were- we won the ball back a lot of times, but then there were moments where you could see the technical level and the difference between the two teams.

“We had a few moments around the box in the second half, and we failed.

“The players emptied the tank physically, the honesty on the pitch was brilliant.”

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