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Video: A Crawley Player Slapped A Brentford Fan Last Night

By Paul O'Hara
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There was a real moment of madness at Brentford's Griffin Park last night, when Crawley Town defender Paul Connolly appeared to slap a home fan during his side's 1-0 defeat.

The incident happened late in the game when Crawley were chasing an equaliser. Connolly seems to have taken exception to the manner in which the ball was thrown back to him from the stands. No action was taken by the referee.


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Brentford CEO Mark Devlin said: ‘It does look as though the ball went into the crowd, and from what I could see it was thrown towards the player. He didn't like it and there appeared to be an exchange, whether was a slap or a punch or whatever.
'The club will wait to see what the police say and then take it up with Crawley. If the Football League ask us for our input we will investigate it and let them know from our point of view what's gone one.’

The incident overshadowed Brentford's win, which moved them closer to promotion to the Championship. Monaghan's Jonathan Douglas, who wouldn't stop giving out shite after another controversy last week, scored the only goal of the game for the Bees. They remain in the second automatic promotion spot, nine points clear of Rotherham.


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