Blackpool launch investigation after footage emerges of steward hitting fan at Bloomfield Road

Blackpool have launched an investigation after a video of a steward appearing to punch a fan was posted on social media.

The incident occurred at Blackpool’s Leasing.com Trophy game against Scunthorpe at Bloomfield Road on Wednesday night.

“Blackpool Football Club is aware of an incident that occurred on the concourse at last night’s game against Scunthorpe United and is taking the matter very seriously. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/XGmRUlQJvt

— Blackpool FC (@BlackpoolFC) November 28, 2019

The short clip shows a hooded man attempting to barge through stewards dressed in yellow and orange vests, and as he is pushed back, one steward appears to punch him in the side of the head.

Blackpool have responded by issuing a statement saying they are looking into what happened.

“Blackpool Football Club is aware of an incident that occurred on the concourse at last night’s game against Scunthorpe United and is taking the matter very seriously,” read the statement.

“An investigation into the incident is now under way and the club will provide a further update in due course.”

According to an eyewitness, a group of 20 stewards were removing 10 fans from the ground for standing up when the clash occurred.

The unnamed eyewitness told the Mirror: “Me and my mates were stood up at the game and were told by stewards to sit down.

“When we scored we obviously stood up again to celebrate the goal – we didn’t think there was a problem with that.

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“In about the 80th minute I went to the toilet and I was grabbed by a steward who told me I was getting chucked out.

“Then the rest of the stewards went and grabbed my mates from their seats.

“They were dragging us around to get us out of the ground, their approach was really over-aggressive and out of control.

“My mate was then pushed from behind into some of the stewards, which is when one of them grabbed him and hit him in the head.

“Luckily the whole thing was caught on camera so people can see exactly what happened.”

Blackpool have launched an investigation after a video of a steward appearing to punch a fan was posted on social media. The incident occurred at Blackpool’s Leasing.com Trophy game against Scunthorpe at Bloomfield Road on Wednesday night. “Blackpool Football Club is aware of an incident that occurred on the concourse at last night’s game against […]

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