A video has emerged of Newcastle United supporters celebrating their late equaliser at AFC Bournemouth, but some of them spilled out onto the pitch.
The moment came in the 90th minute when Matt Ritchie hit a spectacular half-volley into the top corner to make it 2-2 and produce wild scenes from the away end.
As the players ran to celebrate with the Magpies fans, the celebrations in the stands spilled out onto the pitch, however it’s claimed one fan was pulled by a steward over a barrier and onto the pitch before getting arrested.
@FSF_FairCop tweeted: “I’ve just spoken to the mother of one of the #NUFC arrested at Bournemouth on Saturday. He was released without charge because CCTV clearly showed a steward pulling him over a barrier and on to the pitch.
“The young man was held for approximately 20 hours.”
I've just spoken to the mother of one of the #NUFC arrested at Bournemouth on Saturday. He was released without charge because CCTV clearly showed a steward pulling him over a barrier and on to the pitch.
The young man was held for approximately 20 hours. https://t.co/5mtF2ULx1X
— FSF Faircop (@FSF_FairCop) 18 March 2019
In total, the incident saw seven arrested, with five ending up getting charged. They are due to appear at court on April 2.
Sky Sports have stated that “two others, a 24-year-old man and a 14-year-old boy who were arrested on suspicion of running onto the pitch have been released under investigation while inquiries continue.
“A female steward suffered a nose injury and police are investigating whether she was assaulted.
Watch exactly what happened in the videos below…
— Lvarma (@coinz1311) March 16, 2019
Newcastle’s last minute equaliser at Bournemouth today, taken from the away end. Looks like they enjoyed it! 🙌⚫️⚪️
After finding out about claims one fan was pulled by a steward over a barrier and onto the pitch before getting arrested, social media users took to express their thoughts as well as hope there was action taken on the steward but also say Bournemouth has quite a previous to trouble with fans – find out what the tweeted on the next page.
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