Reeling in the Years

Hal LaRoux
By Hal LaRoux
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The following footage was sent into the BBC following trouble after the Milwall/Bristol game in Bristol on Saturday. Millwall won 3-0 with one fan obviously, seriously hurt, they won't be talking about the result on the news tonight.


From the Evening Post in Bristol

One City fan was also hurt in the fighting in Hotwells, which began after a coach carrying Millwall fans back to London had to stop in a queue of traffic for a bridge swing. A group of men began throwing stones, bottles and other objects at the coach and there were reports it was set on fire, forcing the fans on board to get off.

At least three men were injured in the ugly scenes that followed.

Two were treated on the spot by paramedics and the third, a City fan, was taken to Bristol Royal Infirmary by ambulance suffering from head injuries. The man was kept in for observation but police said he had not been seriously injured.

Rebecca Gove was working behind the bar of the Rose of Denmark pub on Saturday night. She said: "I was working when about 30 guys, some with pint glasses in their hands, came running past the window screaming. A few seconds later they ran back and some had cuts on their faces.

"I know that one of the men is in hospital. What happened is very sad and shocking and not a true representation of Bristol at all. What happened was not acceptable behaviour."



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