A number of fans were arrested on Saturday after pitch invasions marred the Premier League match between Bournemouth and Newcastle as well as Swansea’s FA Cup quarter-final at home to Manchester City.
Police arrested seven Newcastle supporters, including a 14-year-old, during the Premier League game at Bournemouth, Press Association Sport understands.
Arsenal and Birmingham have both been charged by the Football Association in connection with incidents which saw spectators run onto the pitch.
England manager Gareth Southgate has professed his disappointment at the recent crowd trouble at high-profile matches but is hopeful the punishments doled out will deter potential pitch invaders in the future.
Frank Lampard, who once narrowly avoided being punched by a pitch invader, has revealed his concern at the spate of similar incidents over the weekend.
The safety of players is at the top of the agenda after Jack Grealish was attacked on the pitch and Chris Smalling was confronted, with the Professional Footballers’ Association calling for a full inquiry after a dark day for the sport.
Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish was punched by a pitch invader during his side’s derby clash at Birmingham on Sunday, while Manchester United’s Chris Smalling appeared to be pushed by an Arsenal fan.
Celtic interim boss Neil Lennon condemned the bottle-throwing incidents during his side’s 2-0 William Hill Scottish Cup quarter-final win over Hibernian at Easter Road as “totally unacceptable”.
Four people have been arrested after an altercation outside Watford’s stadium left two men needing hospital treatment.
England manager Gareth Southgate has described the throwing of a banana skin at Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang during Sunday’s north London derby as disturbing and concerning.
Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has condemned the violence that occurred outside Ibrox before his side’s Europa League clash with Osijek.
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