Barnsley fans have been captured on video appearing to fighting with the Southend United stewards when the two teams met on Saturday.
The Shrimpers ended up getting beat 3-0 by the Tykes however during half time, stewards could be seen trying to eject a supporter only for other fans get involved in the melee.
Watch that moment for yourself in the video below…
— Brad Rayner (@bradrayner14) March 2, 2019
It’s reported that police are ‘investigating disorder involving fans and stewards after attempts to remove a Barnsley fan.’
The father of a disabled fan who was in the away end took to social media to state that he was punched.
His tweet read: “That steward punched our Cameron for no reason.
“When I asked does he feel hard hitting people with disabilities, his reply was ‘I’ll hit who I want, all disabled people should be killed at birth’.
“That’s the kind of staff Southend United have.”
A follow up tweet said: “He was an horrible excuse of a man, I will be contacting Southend after the weekend to complain, but I bet nothing will happen.”
That’s the steward that punched our Cameron for no reason,when I asked does he feel hard hitting people with disabilities his replie was fuck off I’ll hit who I want,all disabled people should be killed at birth you northern wanker,that’s the kind of staff Southend united have.
— Mark Rose (@bigroz22) 2 March 2019
A Southend United spokesman said: “We are going through an official investigation with Essex Police and cannot comment further at this time.”
A spokesman for Essex Police said: “We are investigating following reports of disorder involving a number of fans and stewards at Southend United’s ground at around 1.20pm on Saturday, March 2.
“It is reported it followed attempts by stewards to eject a Barnsley fan.
“Our enquiries are ongoing.
“If you have any information about the incident please call us on 101 quoting the crime reference number 42/33631/19 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.” Alternatively, visit crimestoppers-uk.org to report information anonymously online.
After learning and watching what had happened in the away end at Southend, fans took to give their reaction as well as their shock at what the stewards allegedly did to the disabled person – check out what they had to say on the next page.