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Southport PA announcer goes viral telling fans off after trouble in friendly with Blackpool

A female Southport PA announcer goes viral after she was heard telling fans off after trouble flared up in a friendly with Blackpool.

Players, Blackpool chief exec Ben Mansford and secretary Nick Horne, had to go over to give the supporters a talking to before the game resumed on 36 minutes.

Judging from the footage, there wasn’t exactly much in it, rather just kids trying to kick up a fuss, with teenagers bizarrely choosing to walk around the entirety of the ground to confront the away end – and when Southport lads was confronted by a number of Blackpool fans, it caused the youngsters to scarper.

She said: “They shouldn’t have to do this. A reminder to everyone, enjoy yourselves, it’s a friendly. If you don’t behave yourselves, you’ll all be going home.

“We would like anyone that’s on the terraces to move up to past the halfway line.

She then could be heard saying again: “This is a stadium announcement, I shouldn’t have to make this announcement at a friendly. The referee has stopped the game for 10 minutes.

“If anything happens like that again, the referee has made it clear, he will be abandoning this match. So behave yourselves.”

At half time, Southport seemingly made light of the incident by playing Kaiser Chiefs’ “I Predict A Riot” over the tannoy system, before being ordered to stop.

See the stoppage and more of the PA announcement in the video below…

POLICE STATEMENT:

We attended reports of a disturbance during the match between Southport FC and Blackpool FC at Haig Avenue on Saturday (2 July).

It was reported just after 3.30pm that the game had been stopped by match officials due to fighting among rival fans in the stands.

Upon the arrival of officers, there was no further disorder and fans left in an orderly manner.

There were no reports of any injuries.

Merseyside Police is working with Southport FC to study CCTV of the incident as enquiries into the incident continue.

Chief Inspector Matthew Moscrop said: “Our message to the small minority of fans intent on carrying out disorder at any match is that such behaviour is unacceptable and will simply not be tolerated.

“We can and do identify those responsible for such incidents and can issue a range of sanctions, including Banning Orders.

“We will be working closely with both clubs to investigate this disturbamce and I want to thank the vast majority of supporters who attended the game in good spirits.

“I would ask anyone who witnessed anything or anyone with information to come forward and we will take appropriate action.”

If you have any footage or information about this incident, please DM our social media desk on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ with reference 22000466789.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information.

SOUTHPORT STATEMENT:

Following the events at the pre-season friendly against Blackpool on Saturday 2 July which led to the match referee having to stop the game for 10 minutes whilst order was restored in the crowd, this is now a Police matter.

Accordingly, we are working with Merseyside Police and assisting in any way we can to enable its officers to complete their investigation and instigate criminal proceedings, where deemed appropriate by the Police, as quickly as possible.

The Club will be making no further comment whilst this investigation is ongoing.

Fans reacted as the Southport PA announcer goes viral telling fans off after trouble flared up in the friendly with Blackpool…

@DannyCass1: One of the best things I’ve ever heard at Football 🤣🤣🤣

@AlexanderFinan1: Monday to Friday she is DEFINITELY a primary school teacher!

@JacomoBruti: She should have been on court number 1 at Wimbledon!

@Brett33D: Behave yourselves you naughty naughty people 😂 @Ellis62259823

@BISONS1973: It’s the new ‘let’s be having’ you..’ #sobehaveyourselves

@tylerpodmore: So beHAAave yourselves

@EddieGa03494389: That told them 😳😳

@_JimMoss: They don’t mess around at Southport. Mind you who gets into a fight at a pre season friendly?

@AthersBFC: Big “if you don’t stop that right now I’m turning the car around and NO McDonalds for either of you!” energy here

@critchpne: Legend has it them southport fans are still running

@JamesNesbitt92: Pre season for the hooligans too, can’t go straight in to the new season with no training in the belt

@itstangerine: You only have your stewarding to blame.

@Gary16923921: If your stewards had done their job and stopped hoards of young people walking around the ground then you wouldn’t be wasting police time

@hagler7: Seriously….. Its 2022 not 1981

@choppertoo: We need that Southport PA at Bloomfield! Behave yourselves 😛@BlackpoolFC @MuckersThe

@Chriscottam5: Do we really need this behaviour in today’s football , remember when you watch your club you are representing them too , met some lovely people and the team today , those people matter to me

@BH2211FC: I got to give the tannoy at Southport a lot of credit because with tannoys at PL and EFL championship clubs being robot-like but this one certainly didn’t mince words, good on her 💪

@MichaelRoscoe18: Who’s mum is on the tannoy at Southport 🤣🤣🤣 SEASIDE AGRO 🍊🍊🍊🍊

@Niall12345678: “It’s not my time you’re wasting, we’ll spend all lunch if we have to”

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