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Manager attacked by fan as unrest continues to grow for Torquay United

Torquay United manager Gary Owers has revealed his shock and disappointment after being attacked by a fan in his side 0-0 draw with Gloucester City on Bank Holiday Monday.

The draw meant it was the fourth game in a row where the Gulls haven’t scored.

Yesterday’s match was temporarily halted for several minutes after Torquay supporters had thrown flares and a fire cracker onto the pitch.

That wasn’t the only trouble as after the game, manager Owers had coffee thrown at him, reportedly from a supporter of his own club.

It has also been said that police had to be called, and some fans were ejected from the ground.

In quotes shared by Devon Live, Owers said: “I am proud of my football background, what I’ve done in this game and where I’ve been, and I am also proud to be manager of this football club,” said Owers.

“But I will be 50 in a couple of weeks, and you don’t expect to be walking off a football pitch and have a cup of red-hot coffee thrown in your face.

“It shouldn’t happen whatever the circumstances are, and it’s got no place in the game.”


Torquay United started their season in the National League South well, picking up seven points from the first three games, however since then they have only managed to two draws and two defeats, leaving many fans calling for the manager’s head – check out the social media reaction to the troubles on the next page.


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