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Stoke attempted attack on Wenger Demo Photos Part 1

Stoke Hooligans Arrive

By Boris Mellor
May 25 2009

As the Red Action support Wenger Demo turned into the approach towards the Arsenal stadium a minority of Stoke fans tried to attack it. This was completely unprovoked and uncalled for. The demo was good natured and only interested in supporting Arsene Wenger.

However before anything could happen police on horseback drove the Stoke fans away. My feeling was that much of the bravado came from the fact that the Police were between them and several hundred Gooners. It was a shameful display reminiscent of the 1970s.

The demonstration was not diverted from its purpose, in spite of the fact that the Police held the demonstration back while they cleared away the knuckle draggers.

Below are photos showing the attempted attack and the successful demonstration.

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Stoke hooligans held back by Police

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The beer is shouting

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The Demo turns in from Holloway Road

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Demonstrator confronts abusive Stoke hooligan

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Undeterred the demo continues

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They love Wenger



More Photos of the demo arriving at the stadium in Part 2 here



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Stoke attempted attack on Wenger Demo Photos
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25/05/2009 18:48
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2009:06:05:06:35:23 by Padre Pio.

Re: Stoke attempted attack on Wenger Demo Photos
Gunners R Us (IP Logged)
25/05/2009 19:36
heard about this.

The stoe fans i saw seemed to be alright in the stadium but it dosnt suprise me what happened

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squarepeg (IP Logged)
25/05/2009 20:30
I too saw some scuffles after the game, a few stoke fans were trying to start a fight near the road that leads away from the Armoury shop. Just a bunch of @#$%&, nothing doing really.

Re: Stoke attempted attack on Wenger Demo Photos
Padre Pio (IP Logged)
25/05/2009 20:52
Stoke has quite a few Fascists living there - a lot of BNP councillors

Re: Stoke attempted attack on Wenger Demo Photos
25/05/2009 21:55
I'm sorry but this is very silly. These photos show absolutely nothing. In the picture "Stoke hooligans held back by police" all there is is one policeman on horseback, riding in front of a bunch of Stoke fans doing no more than walking past.

At the very worst this was the kind of cross fans verbal sparring you're likely to see at any football match.

You say the beer was talking, but it seems to me like for this whole article the bitterness you still feel from that defeat at the Brit in November is talking. I admit, we were outclassed yesterday, but it's a shame you can't accept victory, and defeat with good grace an leave it at that.

"Reminiscent of the 1970s". I wasn't born in the 70s, but if that was all that went on in the 70s it must have been a pretty dull decade!

I await your removal of this comment.

Re: Stoke attempted attack on Wenger Demo Photos
Padre Pio (IP Logged)
25/05/2009 22:35
Why should I remove your post? Its proof of what an idiot you are.

Not walking past in this photo are they?

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2009:05:25:22:36:53 by Padre Pio.

Re: Stoke attempted attack on Wenger Demo Photos
Chapman's Ghost (IP Logged)
26/05/2009 07:05
Stoke has been a dull place in any decade.

Re: Stoke attempted attack on Wenger Demo Photos
Bergmars (IP Logged)
26/05/2009 08:50
They have alot of di'''eads even their own fans admit that,as for the defeat at the Brit AW was right they are a bunch of kickers,the good thing is they will be found out and join orange and his Hull team getting relegated next season.

A shadow of what we were

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