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Footage surfaces showing closer look at brawl as Russell Martin details Ryan Lowe phone call

Footage surfaces showing a closer look at that brawl as Swansea boss Russell Martin details a phone call with Preston’s Ryan Lowe.

After the heated scenes between the two teams on Wednesday night, North End manager Ryan Lowe got in contact with Martin.

Both sets of players and staff came to blows late on with the hosts leading 3-2, but weren’t pleased that play hadn’t been stopped, with midfielder Jay Fulton down holding his head.

Swansea’s Joe Allen reportedly scrapped with Lowe and the chaos played on from there, with referee Oliver Langford losing control of the game and sent the pair off.

Martin was the lone individual who spoke after the match on Wednesday, after going head to head with Lowe, and had exchanged heated words Preston’s Ryan Ledson.

Martin felt North End’s manager instigated carnage but has since explained how he and Lowe have cleared the air over a phone call.

“I said on the night, it is what it is,” said Martin.

“I spoke to Ryan, he called us.

‘I spoke to Joe as well – he apologised, which I thought was great.

“We’ll just let the football authorities deal with it now.

“We had a chat.

“I didn’t judge him on the action anyway because he’s done a great job there and this job comes with a lot of pressure.

“I think it was good of him to call us up, we had a really good chat.

“We wished him all the best for the rest of the season, as he did us, and everyone moves on.”

Chaos at Swansea v Preston, players and staff in 30-man brawl, Joe Allen and Ryan Lowe sent off

Preston midfielder Ryan Ledson assures his side have moved on from the mass brawl.

โ€œI think the ball had bounced in the middle of the park, and obviously I’ve won the header and the fella has gone down holding his head,” said Ledson, as per LancsLive.

“It was definitely not a foul; maybe it was a head injury. But we are just in the game and we’ve sort of carried on with that action. They have obviously complained that it was a head injury and we should’ve kicked the ball out. We are still on the pitch, the referee has blown his whistle a few times, so we’ve looked back and obviously it’s all kicking off.

“But it is what it is. I think both sets of players and staff were all involved, so there’s not much we can say about it really. I’m not sure, it’s probably both parties. It is what it is, as I say. It’s a bit of a scuffle; it happens all the time. To that extreme, maybe not, with everyone getting involved. But, then, once one happens it is all push and shove. It’s not real is it? Nothing is going to happen so, as I say, we crack on. It’s been put to bed.

“It is gone now; what can we do about it? We have got a big game on Saturday – a local derby – and that’s what we are looking forward to. We can forget about the other night. There are three games to go, we’re two points off the play-offs and if we beat Blackburn, we go above them. And that’s all our focus is now.”

โ€œI am not going to speak too much about it, because there is an FA investigation going on,” said Ryan Lowe, when questioned, as per LancsLive. “What I will say, is that I’ve spoken to Russell Martin and I’ve spoken to Joe Allen. We’ve all had the same thoughts.

“Could it have been avoided? Yes. Did it get avoided? No. Did it happen? Yeah. It shows a bit of passion between both clubs – players and staff. It is what it is. It’s gone now and there will be an investigation into it.

“Could we have done without it? Yeah, of course – both teams. I was quite calm with it all to be honest, but again, it is passion and it happens, with the emotion of games. You will have seen more than I’ve seen, I think, because it will have all been out there. I don’t want to comment on it too much; I think I have said enough.

“Is it nice? No, it’s not. It could’ve been dealt with. The lads showed true passion and determination, of course. Maybe you should show it in different ways, but it is what it is. We have to move on quickly.”

Fans reacted as footage surfaces showing a closer look at brawl as Russell Martin details the phone call with Ryan Lowe…

@JamesWorden85: “Our job as a group of staff is to get players away from it.”… That’s funny because at no time did I see Saint Russell try and get any of his players away from it.

@philltea: Russell went crying to the ref. Big shithouse.

@SwansCastMedia: We broke our derby so we have to create new rivalries ๐Ÿคท

@Anstey44: So Allen gets sent off for defending his gaffer, what a guy

@jamesellispw: Joey Allen wins no problem

@pnefc1973: Its great to see Alvaro backing up his team mates. ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ #pnefc

@give_me_caffine: State on Lowe here!

@Leeurmm: The silky scousers in full force. Lowe and leddo. Tag team dream team

@ZakGoulders: Iโ€™ll always back Ryan Lowe after this. Russell Martin proper shit himself after Lowe and Ledson ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

@JoeyIsSwansea: Preston fans saying our players and manager were unprofessional, Ryan Lowe tries to put the head into Russ here. Only one person acting unprofessionally and itโ€™s not Russ

@turnbull_xander: And Preston fans were saying Russell Martin was bad ๐Ÿฅด #pnefcgetinthebin

@chipprob: For anyone that had any doubt. Ryan Lowe is a CLASS A PRICK ๐Ÿ‘โšฝ๏ธ

@anthonyallen798: Alvaro man mustard him some bloke

@Joshgreen93: Yeh love that from ledson at the end ๐Ÿคฃ

@louise_pne: Look at what Leds calls the Swansea manager ๐Ÿคฃ he def deserved a red too winding Ryan up like that!

@rhysghughes: Ryan Lowe 0, Russell Martin 1 ๐Ÿ‘

@alexyjb: hope the player who also put his hand on russโ€™ neck is punished too

@ltfc_bible: Russell Martin is a proper bell

@PaulMck77835369: Why do they always say โ€œ we donโ€™t want to see thisโ€ when we so do?

@DafJames1: Go on Joe lad ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป

@NL_Mitchell: Allen all the way

@AndyMoscrop: And that all kicked off because someone headed the ball?

@ollielad24: Legend Ryan Lowe โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜œ

@robwalker00: Ban him for life ๐Ÿ‘‹

@lancs_rob: Simple solution. Welsh teams play in the Welsh league and support the Welsh domestic system.

@KDCaccounting: There is a clear intention to head butt. Fine ยฃ50,000 and ban for 12 games. Really setting an example to kids

@JamesFinbow: I like the fact Russ doesn’t even flinch

@mcow3ll: ๐Ÿ˜‚ enjoying the passion ๐Ÿ’ช

@PhilRichards82: Why was their player getting involved too? Two on one. Pair of cowards. Well done Russ for showing class not to react.

@mattyyhill: Absolutely no biased views from other sides on this incident are there. Clearly more to it than a gif 1 min after the incident started.

@haydyn1904: The Preston player then telling Martin off ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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