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Fan risks life sneaking view of Fulham vs Leeds via dangerous secret route

One fan risks his own life filming himself sneaking view of Fulham vs Leeds via a dangerous secret route to get to where he was.

Supporters are banned from attending matches through the turnstiles due to the pandemic rules set by Prime Minster Boris Johnson.

However one opportunistic decided to flout it completely, managing to watch the Premier League clash between Scott Parker and Marcelo Bielsa’s sides on Friday evening.

This was carried out by going along a secret route to sneak into the outer grounds of Craven Cottage, and now an investigation has been launched.

Scott Parker’s side knew prior the game that a win would see them climb out of the relegation zone for the first time since November, but were outclassed by the Whites.

Although thousands who usually descend on the iconic west London ground were forced to watch from the sofas back at home, all but one unnamed individual who had other ideas.

In a clip uploaded to social media app TikTok by user @athlete.rss, a person can be seen traveling from a train station, onto a bus, before making his way around the outer grounds of Craven Cottage via Putney Bridge.

The individual makes their way into the outer grounds of Craven Cottage

As can be seen in the photo above, an initial shot of Craven Cottage from a distance shows the floodlights lit up for the Friday night fixture, with a part showing a gap to view the pitch with the ongoing development to the new exciting Riverside Stand.

In the final section of the clip, the individual has been able to climb up to a dangerous height to get a better view of the Premier League fixture from a part of the development area which is just outside of stadium, clearly out of bounds to all but those who work on the site.

The demolition and redevelopment of the Riverside Stand got underway back in 2019 with capacity set to rise from 25,700 to 29,600.

Fulham are also set to pay an annual fee as part of their deal to extend the river wall into the Thames.

Fulham Football Club are reportedly aware of the video in question and no doubt an investigation will be carried out with potential punishment expected for the TikTok user.

The area in question is part of the ongoing development to the Riverside Stand

Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd, who are responsible for the construction where the individual gained access from part of the Riverside Development, were also contacted by the Daily Star for comment.

A spokesperson confirmed they take incidents such as the one shown in the video extremely seriously, and the matter is now under investigation by themselves.

On the pitch, although Fulham managed to equalise through Joachim Andersen following Patrick Bamford’s opener, Raphinha scored the only goal of the second-half to secure all three points.


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The male has also managed to sneak into the stadiums of Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge as well as Brentford’s now former home Griffin Park.

Whilst the fan risks him own life by sneaking view of Fulham vs Leeds via dangerous secret route, managers gave their post-match verdict…

Fulham boss Scott Parker said: “I was disappointed tonight. We didn’t deserve anything from the game really and the best team won tonight. I thought we huffed and puffed in the first half and were perhaps fortunate to go in at 1-1.

“In saying that, in the second half we miss a massive chance just before they score just over 20 seconds after. But I think it’s fair to say the best team won tonight. We struggled at times, and that was disappointing.

“We didn’t cope well enough with their intensity. The way Leeds play, they make the game end-to-end, they want the game to be like a basketball match. We spoke about having cool heads in those moments to gain control.

“It’s easier said than done, of course it is, but we struggled with that at times tonight. We didn’t deserve much from the game. You’re always in the game with Leeds. You always have a chance because of the way they play, but tonight wasn’t something we’ve come to see.

“Our work ethic and desire was there but we just fell short in certain moments.”

Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa said: “We ran a lot, we defended and we attacked all of us and we deserved the triumph we have taken.

“There was certain leadership from certain players that helps a lot.

“Fundamentally, the win was deserved and I thought it was a collective game with generosity from a lot of players.

“They talk a lot about this situation [not winning in London] and I’m glad it is over. I hope it doesn’t last that long again.”

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