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Rob Tolfrey jumps into crowd to fight with Bognor Regis fans

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Kingstonian goalkeeper Rob Tolfrey is facing the prospect of a lengthy football ban after footage emerged of the non-league stopper fighting Bognor Regis fans in the stands at Kingsmeadow on Monday night.

The 27-year-old was filmed jumping the advertising hoardings to confront travelling supporters after the final whistle of yesterday's 2-1 defeat in the Ryman Premier League.

After getting stick for 90 minutes from a vociferous group of opposition spectators behind the goal, Tolfrey reacted angrily to the constant wave of criticism and abuse that was seemingly being hurled his way.

In a moment of madness the Ks ace lost his cool completely and proceeded to fling himself into the terraces to carry on his angry altercation with one particularly aggravated supporter.

According to one of Tolfrey's Kingstonian team-mates, Josh Casey, the unnamed supporter actually threw a punch at the keeper before a heated scrap broke out, prompting a host of other players and fans to wade into the unsavoury matchday melee.

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The former Crawley Town custodian has received backing from some other semi-pros on social media, with Maidstone United striker Frannie Collin also providing a positive character reference for the under-fire star.

The result means Bognor are now just two points behind Kingstonian in the table with a game in hand, and manager Jamie Howell will be eyeing an opportunity to overtake the Kingston upon Thames outfit, especially if Tolfrey receives a retrospective suspension and is therefore unavailable for selection for the next few fixtures.

You can watch footage of the incident after the full-time whistle in the video below - but bear in mind it doesn't detail what happened prior to the post match fracas.

Reasons for the skirmish are still being investigated after police were made aware of the brawl.

Football fans: What sort of punishment should Rob Tolfrey be handed, if any? Should the Bognor Regis fan that allegedly punched the Kingstonian goalkeeper also be banned/fined? Share your thoughts below...

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