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Fight erupts with fists and drinks thrown between Chelsea and Liverpool fans at BoxPark

A fight erupts with fists and drinks thrown between Chelsea and Liverpool fans watching the 2024 Carabao Cup Final at BoxPark.

The incident occurred at the packed out Croydon based fan zone venue moments after van Dijk’s goal was disallowed just before the 60th minute.

Heated scenes led to the intervention of on-site security is seen in the footage with one individual throwing their drink into the crowd, followed by several others engaging in a physical altercation.

Security personnel promptly intervened, apprehending the main instigators and escorted them out of the premises.

Another video shows five men continuing the fight outside, with one supporter falling to the ground while others exchange kicks near a bus stop.

A spokesperson for BoxPark said: “Yesterday afternoon, our team identified an altercation amongst football fans in our venue during the Carabao Cup Final.

“Our security reacted with urgency and efficiency to a small number of individuals who were causing trouble and safely escorted them from the premises to ensure our guests could continue to enjoy their time in our venue. Fortunately, no injuries were reported.

“We do not condone any violence in our venue, and we have robust security measures in place to handle incidents should they arise.

“We are committed to providing a safe space for everyone to enjoy our sports screening experience and the wellbeing of our guests and employees is our number one priority.”

Twitter users reacted on seeing a fight erupts with fists and drinks thrown between Chelsea and Liverpool fans at BoxPark…

@grayw79: To be fair it’s the only thing Chelsea have got to fight for these days

@Andy_NFFC1865: 🔔🔚’s

@Incy010: The only fight chelsea showed today

@2022benclay: Bro just chilling in the wheelchair

@Seraa: Is this the best of British? 😂 #BritishCulture is big on football hooliganism, was looking for the guy mooning with a smoke flare up his arse.

@Official_Dusty: State of these clubs 😂💩🎪🤡

@GaryNor1: Embarrassing. Football supporters should take the lead from #Rugby supporters who can be entrusted with alcohol and no segregation at their games. Can you imagine 🙈🙈🙈

@PostmanPatCFC: lovely to see, some old school supporters, little scrap, like men, ah 💙

@palacedylan: Fucking state of them

@Conor__S22: Couldn’t think of being anywhere worse, get in a pub ffs

@chipmonkbrown75: Knobs day out.

Virgil van Dijk’s 118th minute header in extra time sealed silverware for Jurgen Klopp and his side, sending the Liverpool fans wild, as seen in the video below…

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Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijk, speaking to Sky Sports: “Amazing, an amazing evening. We got the job done, I’m proud of the team.”

On Caoimhin Kelleher: “He’s world class, and he stepped up again today. He’s a good keeper, what we need at a club like Liverpool.

On the young players: “When you’re younger and get an opportunity you have to grab it with both hands. They should use this to kick on, and I’m sure they will, they should keep pushing to get close to the first team and be part of the squad. Being part of this as a teenager only benefits you.”

On it being Jurgen Klopp’s final season at Liverpool: “I won’t speak too soon, but hopefully we can win a few more.

Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher, speaking to Sky Sports: “These are the moments you dream about. It’s better for the heart than penalties! Another amazing moment for me, I’m delighted.”

On trying to win more trophies: “We won’t get ahead of ourselves, but this is great for momentum. We are in a good place right now.”

On Van Dijk: “He’s unbelievable, always fit, always showing up for us. He is pushing us on to win more trophies.”

Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino: “We created four, five, six big chances and we didn’t score. In a game like today and in a final to score first, it is a big advantage.

“We didn’t score and that is a bit of a problem. We conceded in the last minute and it is difficult to react.

“They [the players] are professional, they need to feel the pain. We played for a trophy we didn’t get. They need to feel the pain like us.

“The players feel the disappointment because we were so close to winning the game after 90 minutes.

We need to take positive things, need to push, use this type of game to learn and be better.

“I think we really competed if you don’t score with chances we had it’s difficult to win the final.

“That is why, we lost final we need to be clinical in front of goal and we congratulate Liverpool and keep going.

“The way you lose is so painful but now we need to keep going keep moving. They scored and we didn’t score.”

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