Footage has been posted onto Twitter showing a police officer punch a Leeds fan in the face after the Millwall game yesterday.
2,212 Whites supporters made their way to The Den and a large group of them was escorted to the ground, tempers however flared up.
In the clip, it got heated as pushing and shoving lead to a fist in the face from the officer.
He can then be seen telling fans to get back, despite there being a huge amount squashed behind them.
The camera pans to those waiting further down the queue chanting “We are Leeds”, before going back round to the front and more than one officer continues to demand them to go backwards.
Watch the clip for yourself below…
— Ian Shiner (@ianshiner) October 5, 2019
Commenting on what happened, FSF Faircop wrote: “Re the “punch” 1/2 Police officers shall, as far as possible, apply non-violent methods before resorting to any use of force. They should use force only when other methods have proved ineffective, or when it is honestly and reasonably judged that there is no realistic.
“2/2 prospect of achieving the lawful objective identified without force; And 8. Individual officers are accountable and responsible for any use of force, and must be able to justify their actions in law;”
Leeds lost the game against Millwall 2-1 , a hugely controversial moment came after 15 minutes when Gaetano Berardi was judged to have taken Tom Bradshaw down in the box. Leeds are to appeal the red card he received.
? We will be appealing this on Monday pic.twitter.com/5E7t3SEefX
— Leeds United (@LUFC) October 6, 2019
Bradshaw made it 2-0 half an hour later, before Ezgjan Alioski tapped in Jack Harrison’s cross shortly into the second half.
Leeds now sit 5th in the Championship table, Millwall climb up to 15th.
After the game, fans took to give their reaction to the video of a police officer punching a Leeds fan, some defended it stating it was a tactic that they are taught if the fan is not cooperating, others suggested he get the sack – find out those tweets on the next page.