Children hurt in Middlesbrough post-match brawl over disallowed goal –

Post-match investigation launched after football disorder. Violence condemned by senior officers. Read more here

Officers arrested five people as fighting broke out following the Middlesbrough v Sheffield United game on Saturday, which left one officer in hospital.

Disorder began just before the final whistle when Blades fans thought their team had nabbed a last-minute equaliser, only for it to be disallowed.


“Unfortunately a small minority of people behave in a manner which puts innocent fans at risk.”

“It’s terrifying for children to witness such violence, or be innocently embroiled in it as their parents frantically try to keep them safe.

Children as young as 10 have been injured as more than 200 football fans fought in a coach park, police said.

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