A video has emerged showing fans of Tottenham and Chelsea in a violent clash before the final of the Capital One Cup at Wembley on Sunday.
A ball hadn’t been kicked before someone was punched right outside the stadium as police were forced to intervene.
The situation spiralled out of control when when a middle-aged Chelsea supporter punched a Spurs fan after having a drink hurled in his direction.
The Chelsea fan had been chanting with a friend before he was confronted. The bald man swung first before a bystander punched the so far uninvolved friend in retaliation. This blow saw blood drawn, but police stepped in before the incident got out of control.
The game ended 2-0 to Chelsea as they lifted their first trophy of the season, but this isn’t the first time their behaviour of their supporters has been brought into question in recent weeks after the race row in Paris.
Chelsea vowed to take serious action against those fans involved last time, and it will be interesting to see if action will be taken in this instance.
Only after the the game, police were called to Stoke-on-Trent train station where abusive fans had to be escorted from a train from London to Manchester. Passengers allege that those fans were also Chelsea supporters.
A club spokesman says they are aware of the incident: “It’s not yet clear if any Chelsea supporters were involved but if they were we will, of course, be assisting the British Transport Police with their inquiries."
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