Stop excusing them in the slightest way. Bigger men would have walked away as the majority of true fans did. Get behind your club and help stop mindless violence. By excusing these idiots you are supporting ground restrictions, over policing, 1pm kickoffs and a poor reputation. Your club and team deserve better.
They certainly were intent on instigating trouble and predictably they found it. It was however funny seeing thousands of these pillocks turn and run when maybe what 60 people from our end ran at them.
The fact they then started throwing bottles etc just showed there intent, not condoning our fans reaction but inevitable they then went onto the pitch
Not condoning our fans behaviour for one moment, but a valuable life lesson learned hopefully for some of their young scamps.
Who invaded the pitch and ran to gloat and goad the Mansfield fans?
Sorry but that was all down to MK fans, instead of celebrating promotion with their own they instead felt the need to goad the stags fans and rub the hurt in a little more where there will be an obvious reaction, maybe there should have been a line of stewards or police across the corner where we was situated.. I think it was a big boo boo by MK
The stewards and police were to blame. Firstly they should have prevented MK fans coming to our section of the ground. Some stags fans respnded to the goading and some of the stewards got stuck in to the Mansfield fans but did little about MK fans. One of the stewards was ushered away by his colleagues, but was then chased by a large framed Mansfield lass across the pitch, big tough guy ran like penelope pitstop. This along with being pelted with missiles made the situation worse. The whole thing could have been avoided with a cordon on the half way line. Interesting that before the match there were mounted police and the amount of digs was like an outing from Battersea dogs home, but none in sight in the stadium afterwards. Not condoning the response but what did they expect, people were hurting from the performance and the result and the goading was sure to get a reaction.
One fan looked out cold at the side of the pitch, hope he was ok.
absolutely, the police didn't show up until the trouble had already started and it could have been prevented imo.
One set of fans to blame as proven by many videos. Mk fans Don's (around 100 to start with) bypassed all their players who were celebrating and ran over to the away end to goad our fans. Now our fans had a perfect view of this and around a 20 second chance to react. Most stayed in their seats some reacted and went on the pitch. Ok next who were the first to start throwing bottles? Yep mk fans Don's. Who attempted to throw a flare into the away end yep mk fans.
Stewards and coppers were useless.
isn't it the police and stewards job to crowd control? that's what they are paid to do, I know the fans shouldn't react like that but it could have been prevented