A Twitter user called ‘Warrington NORTH END’ uploaded the clip onto the social media site, where one fan could be seen taking a fist to the face.
— Warrington NORTH END (@no81539145) February 8, 2020
@eddieswindells_ stated: “There where a few Wigan fans being pushed away by police then a Preston fan tried to run past the police and then it kicked off.”
Two fans could be seen on the ground beside a metal fence, however social media user @RichardR_92 said two riot vans turned up, two officers threw punches at one person. There apparently was no arrests. A baton was also used by police.
Other nasty scenes around the DW Stadium saw a Wigan fan chuck a flare off the bridge into a group of Preston fans including children, according to @jakenick975, who also thought the police messed up by not holding back the away supporters for 10 minutes.
The ever vocal @PNEPolice are expected to respond to fans their thoughts about what ended up happening after the game on Saturday afternoon.
After watching the clip, FSA Faircop said: “Reasonable force can be used if justified.”
A statement about what happened after the Championship clash will be added if issued in the coming hours.
After finding out that Preston fans get punched by police officers after the 2-1 win at Wigan, social media users gave their reaction…
Not one was wearing a cam today. I asked and got told to fuck off ?♀️
— KBP (@Bleo1984) February 8, 2020
Must have done summit don’t just attack like that for nothing
— MatthewWitherington (@mattywithers1) February 8, 2020
Shows how blessed we are to have @PNEPolice instead of these oxygen thief’s
— Shaun Thompson (@shaunpne) February 8, 2020
Old bill making a late charge in order to finish top of the pave league.
— luis. (@lewlew_93) February 8, 2020
Was all kicking off in town
— matt (@MattJ_213) February 8, 2020
Can guarantee the actions of the police were not deserved. My dad got hit just for trying to protect his daughter… from the violent police officers. Uncalled for. Nothing was even happening apart from walking and a few chants
— Amelia Moran (@amelia_moran1) February 8, 2020
That's disgraceful that's no reasonable force at all makes me sick
— Louise Chapman (@loupnefc) February 8, 2020
I thought police had to display name and number so you knew which Constable Savage was assaulting you. Not a lot on view here. I follow a PNE fan and she has reported things getting badly out of hand too. Not a great look for @gmpolice
— David Warren (@cvhdavidblues) February 8, 2020
That ain’t reasonable force, laying into some on the ground. Looks like thugs in uniform
— David Earl (@Theduke01) February 8, 2020
What’s that push In the face about ….
The guy on floor is getting pasted ??? @PNEPolice comments needed ASAP
— Pnefc Transfers (@Pnefc_Transfers) February 8, 2020
Probs well deserved ??? back in the day that’s what you got a couple of bats/slaps
— Barney54 (@peterzeal54) February 8, 2020
— Franz Gaffka (@Simmyyyyyy) February 8, 2020
Bullying cunts but all standing round filming rather than help him ✊??
— Chelskiger2 (@ChrisHo71976905) February 8, 2020