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Video surfaces of huge brawl breaking out among Wolves fans in pub after game

A 42-second video surfaces on social media of a huge brawl breaking out among Wolves fans in a packed out pub after the West Brom game.

@footbalIfights uploaded the clip onto Twitter, with the post claiming to have took place following the FA Cup Fourth Round game away at West Brom on Sunday.

It all seemed rather calm at first, before it all kicked off nearby the entrance, with a number of security trying to calm the situation down.

Shouting turned to fighting, which spilled out into every corner of the venue, and those who had been watching on then ended up getting involved.

Those watching on can be heard gasping in shock, appalled by what they were seeing, while some women can be heard pleading for the large group to stop fighting with each other.

An almighty scream came as two people were pushed over, knocking a table, smashing glasses as the trouble got way out of hand. The video recorder left in complete shock at what just happened.

It is said that the pub had closed following the incident with coppers standing outside it.

The FA Cup clash at The Hawthorns between Wolves and West Brom also saw troubling scenes, the game being stopped for around 30 minutes, before resuming.

Reports have since emerged and confirmed that a 16-year-old football fan was stopped by police and arrested in a pub for possessing an offensive weapon prior to the game.

Six arrests made thus far by West Midlands Police, one of them came in a pub before the game, with the teenager stopped and searched in a pub.

Those arrested were:

A 16-year-old held on suspicion of an offensive weapon after he was stopped by officers using Section 60 stop and search powers in a pub before the game
A 29-year-old man arrested for affray after violence in one of the stands
A 24-year-old man arrested for violent disorder after pushing towards officers
A 33-year-old man arrested for violent disorder and assaulting police officers after pushing one officer to the floor and kicking out at another
A 34-year-old man arrested on suspicion of a public order offence after picking up a corner flag and brandishing it as a weapon
A 58-year-old man arrested for assaulting a police officer after throwing punches at officers.

Ch Insp Tim Robinson, from the West Midlands Police football department, said: “What we saw yesterday [Sunday] was completely unacceptable violence directed at both fans and officers, which sadly led to the suspension of the game.

“No football fan wants to see that. It’s important to stress however that it was very much a minority of fans involved in the trouble, and the vast majority of supporters were a credit to their clubs.

“Our policing operation was very much targeted against those who we know or suspect are involved in football violence, and our priority at all times is keeping people safe.

“A number of officers have been injured, and we have already started the process of reviewing evidence including body worn video and CCTV to ensure that we identify and arrest all of those involved over the coming days and weeks.

“We’ll be working with both clubs and the FA. Those involved in the disorder can expect to receive club bans and wider football banning orders.”

The clash had been designated high risk, with security increased and the kick-off scheduled for 11.45am in the hopes this would avoid tensions overflowing between the fans of the West Midlands clubs.

West Brom issued a statement condemning ‘in the strongest terms the unsavoury scenes’ which disrupted the game and vowing to work with West Midlands Police and the FA to investigate the matter.

‘The club will work with West Midlands Police and the FA to fully investigate the incidents which resulted in a suspension to the game,’ a spokesperson for the club said.

‘Any individual involved in the disorder will be subject to a club ban, in addition to potential criminal investigation.’

A statement by the Football Association read: ‘The disorder that occurred is completely unacceptable.

‘Safety and security are of the utmost importance and the behaviour of those involved was dangerous and inexcusable.

‘We will be investigating these serious incidents alongside the clubs and the relevant authorities and the appropriate action will be taken.’

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has condemned the violence and called for the hooligans responsible for the “extremely concerning” scenes at the West Bromwich Albion and Wolverhampton Wanderers match to face criminal charges.

The prime minister’s official spokesman said: “Those scenes are extremely concerning, there’s no place for that kind of behaviour in football, the Prime Minister believes that everyone should be able to watch their team without any threat of violence or antisocial behaviour.

“He firmly expects anyone involved to face criminal charges and to be banned from future games.

“It’s right to thank the police for their bravery in keeping people safe. I believe a number of officers were injured and obviously that’s not tolerable.”

SEE MORE: New video shows moment punches thrown as Wolves fans get caught in West Brom end

Twitter users reacted as a video surfaces of huge brawl breaking out among Wolves fans in a pub after the game…

@CFC_Alice: The fight at West Brom wasn’t enough for them 😂

@southbank82: We fight who we like 👊

@mattgmit: Now that is a derby. Is it just me but a lot of the security now are like a lot smaller that those they want to control. You’d want them reversed

@NeilGraham49: What a bunch of fannies!!!

@RobWhit28130167: Elite Security doing another outstanding job 😆😆😆😆😆

@Nick_Baker777: If you see this sort of thing happening where you live, then you know the place is a certified shit hole! 😆

@dannybaggies: Well well well. Wolves fans glassing each other

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