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Trouble after Bristol Rovers v Oxford sees police dog hit by glass bottle

Police over the weekend confirmed that one of their police dogs were hit by a glass bottle after trouble broke out after a League One match between Bristol Rovers and Oxford United.

The disorder took place in the Gloucester Road area, just a 10 minute walk away from the Memorial Stadium, with some people living close by stunned at how much carnage there was.

Thankfully, the dog was unharmed…

Other Twitter users spoke of what went on, @bristolhandler said: “To the football “fans” that threw fireworks, chairs & bottles at us today, you are an utter disgrace. With no care for the other decent fans with their children & elderly people in the street as well who could of been hit. You are utter scum. You drew, Dogs win”.

@K9Scooby said: Most violent outbreaks of football disorder I have seen for a long time.Bottles Cans and Fireworks all used as weapons 60/70+ actively fighting full on aggression. I know a minority but shame on you Bristol Rovers and Oxford Utd. Dogs held the Fort.

A spokesperson for the Avon and Somerset Constabulary said: “There was significant disorder following the Bristol Rovers vs Oxford United game today.

“Thankfully nobody was seriously injured and there was very little damage caused in the local area.

“Officers managed to disperse the trouble and one man was arrested.

“The behaviour by these so-called fans was totally unacceptable and we will be working hard along with both football clubs to identify and deal robustly those found responsible.”

 

Other Twitter users and football fans took to praise the police for their actions as well as voice their outrage and anger towards those brawling – check out those tweets on the next page.

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