Manchester United and Everton fans involved in brawl at service station

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The first F.A. Cup Semi-Final of the 2015-16 season takes place today as Manchester United face Everton at Wembley. 

The game is an evening kick-off in the capital and the two teams are looking to pick up some silverware at the end of a campaign that has been underwhelming for both. 

With no late trains returning from London to the North West, a vast number of coaches have made the journey down south on Saturday.


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As many as 57 coaches were scheduled to stop at Cannock service station in Staffordshire and, at around 11 a.m. this morning, there was an altercation between supporters of the Toffees and Red Devils. 

A video surfaced online that appeared to show fans of both clubs fighting in front of coaches as a number of people watched on and sang songs. 

A man in blue was left unconscious on the floor as violence erupted in front of children and a flare was thrown. 

A witness told the Mirror: "The Everton lad ended up in a bad way. I didn't see the fight but I saw him struggling to get to his feet afterwards"


The unsavoury scenes show exactly how a small minority of people can ruin the experience for others. 

An F.A. Cup Semi-Final is supposed to be a day of enjoyment for all involved, until the full-time whistle when one set of fans are in higher spirits.

However, the above video is another case of a certain section of supporters giving football, and its fans, a bad name. 

Should clubs take actions against their fans for violence outside of the football stadium? Leave your comments below.

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