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Video clip emerges as Bristol City release statement on crowd trouble halting match

A video clip emerges as Bristol City release a statement on the crowd trouble which halting their match against Huddersfield Town.

The Robins ended up ejecting a young fan and handed them to police after objects were thrown at their opposition’s footballers on Saturday.

A number of items were directed at one Terriers player – including bottles – as they attempted to take a corner during their 3-2 win and the home side were forced to take action. Probably the same people who criticised Hungary for doing the same thing at England players earlier this year.

It came around 20 minutes remaining in the second half with officials forced to call a temporary halt to proceedings.

After five minutes, play eventually resumed with Huddersfield securing their first away win since September.

A Robins statement read: “Bristol City condemns the behaviour that led to a stoppage in play during this afternoon’s Championship match against Huddersfield Town.

“An individual was immediately ejected and handed over to police following the incident, in which objects were thrown at a Huddersfield Town player.

“Such behaviour is unacceptable and will be dealt with in the strongest manner.”

Meanwhile, police are to interview a Bristol City fan in his 60s after a report of racist abuse directed towards one of the Huddersfield Town players during the fixture.

Bristol Live understands that the man in his 60s who was spoken to by police was a City supporter sitting in the Lansdown stand, on the opposite side of the ground from the incident which saw two plastic bottles thrown onto the pitch.

There is also allegations that a few home fans were spitting at Huddersfield players.

Andi Weimann put the home side ahead after just two minutes before the Terriers’ Danny Ward missed a penalty at the opposite end.

Duane Holmes then got an equaliser tjust before the break and Danel Sinani got Huddersfield in front just seconds into the second half.

Ward made amends for his miss soon after when he made it 3-1 and it was after that the throwing incident took place.

Weimann doubled his tally for the afternoon in stoppage time however it wasn’t enough for Bristol City who sit 18th in the Championship.

They would have gone level on points with the Terriers with a win, but now the visitors are six ahead and sit 10th.

Bristol City’s Nigel Pearson: “We were very poor through the middle and if you concede goals like we did you are not going to win games.At times we showed courage on the ball and caused them problems, but the defending through the middle let us down.

“The stoppage in the second half was the same for both teams and not a reason why we didn’t get back into the game. Our home form had been improving and we will only know how big a setback this is at the end of the season. We certainly have to defend better if we are to make progress.”

Huddersfield’s Carlos Corberan: “It was a performance of great character. We could have been badly affected by conceding an early goal and missing a penalty. Instead, we responded positively to get a really important result, not least because it was away from home.

“It was good for Danny Ward to score after having his penalty saved and the character of the whole team was challenged by the way we started the game. We hadn’t won away for a while and the dynamic of the team is suddenly different as a result of this victory.”

SEE MORE: Alleged first half racist abuse from Leeds fans towards Arsenal substitutes bench

Twitter users reacted as a video clip emerges with Bristol City having to release a statement on crowd trouble halting their match

@jbcfc__: I’m sorry but we’ve got no option but to liquidate the club. You’ve got till close of play on Monday.

@BS3Rob: The only solution is to close the stadium to football and make it solely for use of rugby and the Crusty Demons motorcycle stunt team

@darrendix: So the bloke throws objects and gets rewarded for his behaviour.

@NickDowden1: No place in our club for these idiots get them banned for life

@15mel03: #bristolcity fans condemn the dire football being played, any statement about that

@ChrisBessex: The person who threw anything should be rightly punished. Though Thomas was giving it the cupped ears in front of the home fans, you can’t say he wasn’t inciting them, because that tied with his bottle was clearly incited.

@trinabirt: Section 82 are season ticket holders! Watch the cctv, select the individuals, Lifetime ban! We do not need people like that within our club #shameful #disgusting #banforlife

@MoneyMauricioBX: The state of these comments, honestly. We’re 3-1 down and our own fans are delaying the game. But me made player “cry” so I guess it’s worth it. S82 are a fucking embarrassment

@LRT71Htafc: Does not matter which team you support. This behaviour is pathetic. Grow up.

@bcfcjoshh: And I condemn the behaviour of the 11 Bristol city players who was on the pitch this afternoon but fuck all will be done about that ay x

@socialmediajon1: Good swift reaction from the club. Looks like the offender was in his teens, has let down the club hope he gets an earful from his parents tonight as well #BristolCity

@Harvey_LN4: Some of our fans were a disgrace today. Hope they never return!

@daniel_peckett: Despicable behaviour by the Bristol City fans. They don’t deserve football.

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