TROUBLE AT WREXHAM
TUST CONDEMNS VIOLENCE AT WREXHAM TORQUAY UNITED MATCH
TUST has been made aware of disgraceful and un-provoked scenes towards the end of yesterday’s National League game at the Racecourse Ground between Wrexham and Torquay United.
We have received reports of coins, plastic and glass bottles, a lighter and coffee being thrown at Torquay fans sitting in the lower tier stand from Wrexham supporters sat above them shortly after Torquay equalised in a match that ended 1-1. Original seating allocation had away fans in the upper tier but were moved before kick-off.
Eye witness accounts tell of several people being hit - one lady was hit on the head by a bottle, another by a coin on the side of the head, a man had a cut below an eye from a coin while a child was left frightened and bleeding from coins on the back of his head.
TUST condemns these actions as totally unacceptable and would ask that those among the 242 Torquay United ‘Yellow Army’ contact the police so that further action can be taken.
What had started out as an enjoyable, happy occasion as the home crowd of over 9,000 welcomed their two Hollywood owners, Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, ended with the Torquay Supporters’ coach having a police escort to the motorway and fans on foot escorted to the train station.
TUST request that the appropriate authorities investigate these incidents so that those responsible are made accountable for their actions and has contacted Wrexham FC and our friends at the Wrexham Supporters Trust to raise our concerns.
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