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Fan tries to attack referee during League One match but fails spectacularly

The League One clash between Rochdale and Oldham was marred by a pitch invader’s attempt to attack the referee.

The furious pitch invader climbed over the advertising boards at the Spotland Stadium and charged towards the official before trying to grab him.

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“I saw the end of it. I saw someone slip into Gerrard,” said Oldham boss Richie Wellens.

“If he’s a fan running on the pitch he’s picking on the wrong lad in Gerrard because I’ve seen him box.

“For any fan to come onto the pitch is not right. There are loads of fans here who were brilliant and behaved.”

Police say the 27-year-old man has been charged with pitch encroachment, possession of a class A drug and a section 4 public order offence.

Rochdale also had a goal disallowed and the draw leaves them 21st in the table, while Oldham are a point and a place above Dale with both teams having played 42 games.


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