Three football fans taken to hospital after Radcliffe Borough crowd violence

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VIOLENCE erupted between rival fans at a non-league football match on Saturday.

Radcliffe Borough’s clash with Lancaster City was halted when brawls broke out at the side of the pitch side in front of the corporate lounges at the club’s Stainton Park ground.

Three people required hospital treatment according to a police spokesman, who added that the supporters involved were not Radcliffe Borough fans.

It is understood that supporters of neighbouring Ramsbottom United, whose scheduled match with Farsley Celtic was postponed, clashed with Lancaster fans after attending the Radcliffe match instead.

Footage of the violence has been uploaded to YouTube and it shows players and officials intervening.

Lancaster City won the match 4-1 to leave Radcliffe just a point clear of the relegation zone.

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9:46pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Beyond News Forum says...

Crowd trouble??? LOLZ

Still humans will be humans... chimps will be chimps...
Crowd trouble??? LOLZ Still humans will be humans... chimps will be chimps... Beyond News Forum
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12:06am Mon 24 Mar 14

Reebok Rhythm says...

Radcliffe is the toilet paper of Bury, end of. Give me 75 - thumbs lol. Reclusive git.
Radcliffe is the toilet paper of Bury, end of. Give me 75 - thumbs lol. Reclusive git. Reebok Rhythm
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10:19am Mon 24 Mar 14

clitheroe blue boy says...

Were the Police called, anybody arrested? Any quotes from Ramsbotton Utd and were they asked to do so before going to press? Poor reporting yet again from BN. The footage clearly states that players and officials from Ramsbottom were involved in the violence aswell? Non league dragging football back to the dark days of the 80's.
Were the Police called, anybody arrested? Any quotes from Ramsbotton Utd and were they asked to do so before going to press? Poor reporting yet again from BN. The footage clearly states that players and officials from Ramsbottom were involved in the violence aswell? Non league dragging football back to the dark days of the 80's. clitheroe blue boy
  • Score: 1

10:55am Mon 24 Mar 14

steveG says...

For those of us with a sense of nostalgia it's great to see people enjoying a football match in the traditional manner.
For those of us with a sense of nostalgia it's great to see people enjoying a football match in the traditional manner. steveG
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