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VIDEO: Bradford fans throw flares and missiles at Rochdale – clubs release statements

Bradford City are likely to face banning orders after they threw flares and missiles whilst attending their club’s fixture at Spotland Stadium on Saturday.

Trouble was caused during the game by both sets of supporters following the Bantams’ first of four goals.

Watch various videos of what happened for yourself below…

A club statement has since been released: “We condemn the unacceptable behaviour of a small minority of fans, from both clubs, who interrupted the competitive but happy nature of supporters who turned out to back their team in an impeccable manner on Saturday.

“The throwing of dangerous pyrotechnic flares and other missiles will not be tolerated.

“Both clubs have a zero-tolerance stance on any irresponsible action that places the safety of spectators at risk and which may also harm the excellent reputation of the vast majority of supporters.

“Investigations are already underway and those found to have been involved in such incidents will be issued with banning orders.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank the vast majority of supporters from both clubs who behaved impeccably.

“We will do our utmost to ensure incidents like this do not happen again.”


Football fans took to Twitter to criticise those who caused the trouble, many also felt that the stewards had ‘lost control’ – take a look at what social media users had to say on the next page.


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