Hull City and Stoke City fans got in to a rather pathetic fight at Northampton services with video footage being posted online.
The two sets of fans were making their way back from their matches, Hull had just been at Luton while Stoke were attending the game at Watford.
Some of those in the clip can be seen wearing fancy dress, before others including a girl screaming, try to get involved to calm the situation down…
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This is what fans had to say on a video of Hull and Stoke fans in a rather pathetic fight at Northampton services…
@bruceywells: Ali G getting stuck in
@dee_jay2020: Did they run out of nappies at the services. Look at the hard grey haired bloke try to knock schoolkids out.
@amadobson: Utter 🔔 ends
@Keithyhughes: Just nipped in for a piss and I see Ali G swinging haymakers at Mario and Luigi
@bwfc84_1966: Ali G getting nutted 28 seconds in
@BrandonFFC_: What an odd video 🤣
@sdaveyljd: All kids nowadays 🤣🤣🤣
@sonnyhuntley: You can’t be swinging dressed as Ali G 😂😂😂
@Rhigallimorexo: Nothing short of embarrassing this
@thawkk__: Brutal, hope nobody was hurt
@BENditlikeLAKE: Big fan of the lad just enjoying his cookies in fancy dress
@westhamutd9494: The kid eating the cookies like fuck all has gone on 🤣🤣🤣
@OnlyPoles_Hoses: I’m either getting really old or this lot are on a school trip.. and that’s a teacher putting up a fist half way through
@DizzyDiz1861: One day they will grow up
@brynwilliams81: Sly cunt at the end throwing a punch from behind
@Leeds9whites: Ali G took a mean forehead right at the end, imagine having a tear up in fancy dress. Fuck me 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
ALI G getting heedered at the end 😂 pic.twitter.com/VWeLUJHjZ8
— Salvador Swally (@DOOGZ1888) May 8, 2023
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The games itself saw Luton and Hull play out a 0-0 draw in the final match of their Championship season at Kenilworth Road.
Luton manager Rob Edwards made 8 changes, as the Hatters had already qualified for play-offs while the Tigers were safe in mid-table.
Watford however had a season to forget in truth season, though ended on. positive with a 2-0 win against Stoke.
Imran Louza and Keinan Davis netted in the second half, meaning Chris Wilder’s side end up finishing in the top half. However, Stoke’s season ended on a disappointing note as they failed to win any of their last seven matches.
Luton’s Rob Edwards:
“Today was about resting key players, let’s be honest. It was about making sure we didn’t risk anyone unnecessarily and it was about giving some players some game time as over the next couple of games, if they’re needed, we want people up to speed, so I think it was twofold and overall it was a successful day. I want to say well done to (Hull manager) Liam Rosenior and what they’ve done this season as well because he’s building a good style there and they’re difficult to go and press at times.
“For some of the lads who haven’t played that much, to do a lot of double runs and a lot of pressing was good and also when we had the ball, especially in the first half, we showed some good control, and were brave with it. We did create one or two decent chances and moments but the game fizzled out a little bit towards the end.”
Hull’s Liam Rosenior:
“The final game sums up where we are. We played some breathtaking football at times, I was pleased with the first two-thirds of our game in terms of our build-up, we caused problems, they had to change everything, which is what teams are having to do against us. But when we got into the final third into some unbelievable positions, it just fizzled out, and that’s no disrespect to our players, I’ve got no strikers.
“In those critical moments against very good teams you need that cutting edge and that’s something I’m going to work really, really hard in the summer to address. They had one chance where Matty’s made a really good save from the header from a cross, I can’t remember another real threatening moment in the game for us. There’s a lot of positives to build on, anyone who understands the game can see I’ve got a group of players who completely understand the way we want to play. We’re building, so there’s a lot to be excited about.”
Watford’s Chris Wilder:
“The message to the players was that there is always something to play for. There’s always somebody watching, there’s always that pride in pulling that shirt on, whether as an individual or as a team. From my point of view it could have been a really disappointing afternoon. The atmosphere might have turned one way but it didn’t because we’ve got a result. The supporters want to see a winning team and they’ve seen a winning team today, even all three results could have happened.
“We had some good moments first half and they had some good moments first half. But in the second half we get the goals in quick succession and then it’s a comfortable afternoon. To get a small consolation out of a deeply disappointing season is a small positive. But it was disappointing when we’re walking around (on the lap of appreciation) because this shouldn’t have been the end of the season. But it is and there’s a reason behind that.”
Stoke’s Alex Neil:
“My verdict is that game pretty much sums up our season. I don’t think it was a poor performance. I thought in the first half we were really good at times, we created some really good chances. But, ultimately, if you don’t stick the ball in the net and then you can’t defend in moments, because that was all Watford had in the second half, moments.
“Their first goal was quite a good goal. Their boy cuts in and puts it in the far corner. Their second goal was just a one-v-one situation where we just don’t deal with it and the ball ends up in the back of our net. But we had three or four similar opportunities and we don’t manage to convert any of them. That’s basically the tale of our season for me. This season, at both ends of the pitch, we haven’t been good enough.”