An Oxford United fan is reported to have been arrested after throwing objects from the top tier onto the Sunderland fans below.
Majority of the 1,122 Yellows fans behaved brilliantly for the League One opener, which played out to a 1-1 draw – the goals coming from Tariqe Fosu and Lynden Gooch.
— Oxford United FC (@OUFCOfficial) August 3, 2019
— Football Away Days (@footyawayday) August 3, 2019
In a tweet, Northumbria Police said: “We are aware of an incident at the #SAFC match today where an object was thrown from the away section into the home fans below.
“Nobody was badly injured and we did arrest a 27-year-old #OUFC fan in connection with the incident.
“We will not tolerate this type of behaviour.”
The item itself is said on social media to have been a pie.
This is the third time this year that something similar has happened.
Three months ago, one Portsmouth fan was arrested after a flare was thrown onto Sunderland supporters, as can be seen in the videos below…
That was the second incident to have taken place at the ground around that time after missiles were also thrown from visiting Coventry City fans onto the home support beneath them.
Black Cats chairman Stewart Donald is said to be ‘mortified by the events and promised better protection in future for supporters. Coventry vowed to ban those identified.
Seems nothing has been done at all to sort that.
After finding out on yet another incident from those on the top tier onto the home fans, both Oxford and Sunderland supporters took express their anger and called for netting to be installed or the away fans be moved elsewhere to prevent future events happening – see those tweets on the next page.