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Wolves Hunt Pitch Invaders

Fans Invade Pitch

By Badge32
April 25 2014

Four pitch invasions which have left Wolves facing an FA probe ‘marred a wonderful game and a marvellous occasion’, Moxey said today. Wolves are looking at CCTV images to spot those who ran on to the pitch four times during the club’s Game against Rotherham.

The FA is still looking into the referee’s report after the game, which finished 6-4. Depending on its findings and any explanation from Wolves, the FA could fine and issue a warning on future conduct.

Moxey today said: “We will be – and we are already – viewing CCTV footage to try to identify people who put us in that situation and we’ll deal with them accordingly, which could well be indefinite bans.

We’ll deal with the FA inquiry properly and we’ll give them the truth and tell them what happened.

But what was genuinely concerning was the announcement that the referee was considering abandoning the match if another pitch invasion was to take place. Our fans ought to know that because if they run onto the pitch during a game, they’re committing a criminal offence.

“We understand the exuberant nature of the occasion but it marred what was a wonderful game and a marvellous occasion.”

The majority of fans at the game – which attracted the biggest ever crowd since 1981 – booed the actions of the minority and some took to social media to support the club’s condemnations of the invasions.

Wolves fans invaded the pitch at the final home game against Burnley last April, and also after winning promotion against QPR and at Barnsley after winning the Championship title, both in April 2009.

“When you have significant events, like winning promotion or getting relegated, fans often show their feelings,” said Mr Moxey.

And that can manifest itself in pitch invasions.

It’s understandable when a team wins something and virtually every team does it – look at the scenes at Burnley and Brentford over the last few days. But when people are coming on the pitch and there’s two minutes to play (as on Friday), that’s just unacceptable.

It was the one disappointment of this final part of the season. It ruined it for those fans who stayed in the stands and also for our players to celebrate it properly.”

Moxey also went on to say he believed the fans who ran on the pitch were not regular supporters. “When you get the capacity crowd – 30,110 – you get a lot of people who haven’t been very often, but there’s no excuse for the people who ran on the pitch after Michael Jacobs’s shot hit the sidenetting - it was an embarrassment,” he added.

So if you were one of those who went on the pitch, Beware, MOXEY'S COMING TO GET YOU!!!!!!!!!!!

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Wolves Hunt Pitch Invaders
Wolves (IP Logged)
25/04/2014 09:25
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Arthur Tannen (IP Logged)
25/04/2014 14:23
Well if the club do go down this route then I hope they identify every single supporter who went on the pitch before they decide what action they take. I've no doubt though they would hand pick a few out and make a example of them.

Re: Wolves Hunt Pitch Invaders
Ivybridge Wolf (IP Logged)
25/04/2014 19:35
There are plenty of video clips on YouTube as well as the CCTV and then there's that panorama photo which identifies bums on seats to an individual. The thing is all this info has been available for 7 days.

At least it wasn't 1970s style when invasions always seem to end in a brawl of varying sizes, it was on the whole in jubilation, however misguided, embarrassing and plain spoilt the ability to fully celebrate the events of the final minutes of the match.

What exactly does our Jezzer intend to do once the 200 are identified? Will it actually take an abandonment to change the behaviour of the few?

Re: Wolves Hunt Pitch Invaders
hammerstein (IP Logged)
26/04/2014 07:46
I was at the game , as I have all season.
And it was bloody annoying with these morons.
Jacobs hits the side netting and an idiot went on.who wouldn't come off.
It tainted a great day.

The worst of it , being that we couldn't show our appreciation for some top goals scored , 2 hat tricks and a great match played.

Re: Wolves Hunt Pitch Invaders
Badge32 (IP Logged)
26/04/2014 14:53
Could be a double punishment as the FA want to know why we invaded the pitch at Crewe also. The club have asked fans not to invade today or against Carlisle

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