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VIDEO: Sheffield Derby sees six arrests made as fans clash, fireworks and coins thrown

It has been revealed this morning that the goalless Sheffield Derby saw six arrests made as fans clashed along with there being fireworks and coins thrown at a player and supporters.

300 police officers, police horses and drones were used for the ‘hostile’ derby last night however it is said to have had left ‘conflict’ compared the previous meetings.

Just minutes into the game, Sheffield United’s Jack O’Connell was about to take a throw-in, but had a coin and bottle thrown at him.

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Blades boss Chris Wilder said: “It’s gone quite hostile recently, and whether or not that’s because of social media I don’t know, but that (objects being thrown) is not something you want to see.

“There’s always been rough and tumble, something I spoke about earlier in the week, but there’s things like that happening now that never used to and it’s a shame. It shouldn’t be happening.”

It is likely that the Football Association will be looking at the footage of what happened, which was captured on Sky Sports, before deciding whether or not to launch an official investigation.

It was planned that the travelling fans would be kept inside the stadium for around 10 minutes after the final whistle, once all the Sheffield United fans made way, however reports claim that they were both let out at the same time, sparking clashes between to two sets of fans.

It’s reported that one fan also ended up getting treated First Aid after being hit by a firework.

One photo doing the rounds on social media is of a smashed window of a pub, it’s alleged to have happened last night…

Chief Superintendent Shaun Morley said, as quoted by the Yorkshire Post: “Tonight saw the city come together to cheer on their teams and overall the behaviour from fans was positive and there was an exciting atmosphere for everybody to enjoy.

“During the course of the operation there was some minor disorder that resulted in the arrest of six individuals. This reduced level of conflict is testament to the attitudes and behaviour of both sets of supporters and the positive work by everybody involved.

“Thank you to our officers and our colleagues from other forces for their efforts, professionalism and effectiveness in keeping the public safe, under difficult circumstances.

“We hope your journey home was safe and that everybody enjoyed the match.”


Following the incidents inside and outside of Hillsborough, fans took to social media to slam the bottle and coin throwers as well as speak of what happened nearby the ground with some criticising the police – check out what they had to say on the next page.


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