Police "disappointed" by series of clashes on South Yorkshire derby day
POLICE described football fans’ behaviour as “disappointing” after trouble before, during and after last weekend’s South Yorkshire derby.
Almost 80 Doncaster Rovers fans were kicked out of town early on Saturday morning — more than five hours before their game against Rotherham United was due to kick off.
There was more trouble during the game, with several Doncaster fans ejected after violence towards stewards, fighting between fans in the home end and flashpoint after the match when had to intervene to keep Doncaster and Rotherham fans apart outside the New York Stadium after the match.
Police match commander Chief Insp Iain Chorlton said dispersal orders were imposed on 79 people after “intimidating behaviour” at a town centre pub, which he declined to name.