CRYSTAL PALACE have promised to ban the ticketless fans who attempted to hurricane a turnstile throughout Tuesday’s goalless draw at Brighton.
Hundreds of travelling supporters had been denied get entry to to the Amex Stadium after police determined to shut the away finish six mins into the sport.
Two stewards had been injured throughout the incident and 6 arrests had been made at the night time as Palace fans spark off quite a lot of flares and fireworks throughout the fit.
Both golf equipment may now be fined by means of the FA for the protection problems, with the governing frame looking ahead to a document on what went on.
Palace stated in a commentary: “We were made conscious about a small team of supporters making an attempt to acquire get entry to to the Amex Stadium with out tickets whilst the use of bangers and flares.
“There are very transparent pictures of the incident and we will be able to paintings with the police to determine the supporters concerned, who will face stadium bans in addition to attainable prison complaints.
“We would like to apologise to all the innocent supporters who arrived at the stadium with tickets but were denied entry and to the two stewards who were injured.”
Up to 200 Palace fans had been stored corralled out of doors the stadium by means of fixed police till they had been marched to within sight Falmer station in a while after half-time.
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Palace have promised to refund the price of all un-scanned tickets to the professional supporters who had been locked out of the bottom.
Brighton leader govt Paul Barber stated: “Thanks to the swift motion of the membership’s stewarding workforce, supported by means of Sussex Police, we have shyed away from main dysfunction.
“While some genuine fans were left extremely disappointed and unable to get into the stadium, the correct decisions were made.”
Sussex Police say they “dealt with a number of incidents of disorder” and described the operation as “challenging but without major incident”. Six other folks had been arrested.
On the pitch there was once not anything to separate the 2 aspects as they flooring out a goalless draw that moved Palace degree on issues with 2d from backside Swansea.