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Shrewsbury Town vehicle pelted with missiles as they take injured player to hospital

Rangers owned midfielder Greg Docherty was taken to hospital yesterday afternoon when he suffered a blurred vision in Shrewsbury’s 1-1 draw at Bristol Rovers, however the vehicle taking the player got pelted with missiles.

He came on as a substitute early into the second half, but after receiving a ball to the face during the League One clash, he was forced off the pitch.

Salop boss Sam Ricketts spoke of what happened, he said: “Doch had some bleeding in his eye, he wanted to carry on. But as it went on he started to struggle with vision.

“Doch’s left early to go to the eye hospital. I’m a bit disappointed with how the vehicle was treated taking him with objects thrown when they’re trying to leave the ground and get to hospital.

“That’s disappointing. Hopefully he’ll be OK.”

It wasn’t the only incident that made the former Wrexham boss unhappy, as Shrewsbury player Dave Edwards was sent off for a lunging tackle. His club tweeted that is was a “questionable decision given all of the other decisions that have been given this match.”

Ricketts also thought Bristol Rovers should have been down to 10 men earlier on in the match.


After finding out that Shrewsbury Town’s vehicle, which was taking injured player Greg Docherty to hospital, was pelted with missiles, fans took to Twitter to give their unhappy reaction although some were confused as to why fans do what they did mid-game – find out what they tweeted on the next page.


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