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VIDEO: Fight breaks out after Coventry v Sunderland – Fans say police to blame

A police officer needed treatment and was taken to hospital after trouble erupted from both Coventry City and Sunderland fans on Saturday.

Footage has appeared online which appears to show supporters making their way out of the stadium, and a fight breaks out, which was quickly taken control of by officers.

Social media posts claims that Coventry fans threw stones at the Sunderland coaches, one of them ended up having a a window smashed.

One arrest was made and a man was later charged with being drunk and disorderly.

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: “Officers are investigating a disorder that took place outside the Ricoh Arena following the Coventry City and Sunderland game yesterday (September 29).

“As fans left the arena a disorder took place which was quickly intercepted by officers.

“A police officer received minor injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment.

“A 22-year-old man was arrested as he was leaving the arena and later charged with being drunk and disorderly.

They went on to say he was bailed and to appear at Coventry Magistrates’ Court on October 16.”

Investigations are ongoing and anyone with information are urged to call West Midlands Police on 101 or contact them at www.west-midlands.police.uk, quoting log number 776 of September 29.


Some football fans have said that the police were to blame for what happened – check out more of that reaction on the next page.


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