Police arrest THREE people after incidents at Championship play-off semi-final clash between Southampton and West Brom

Three people have been arrested as a result of incidents at the Championship play-off semi-final clash between Southampton and West Brom on Friday night.

The Saints won 3-1 at St Mary’s to secure a place at Wembley, where they will take on Leeds in the Championship play-off final.

However, the clash was marred by nasty post-match scenes when several Southampton fans invaded to celebrate.

Many made their way over to the away end and they were involved in clashes with West Brom supporters as they goaded them following their victory.

Yet, the game was marred by fan trouble throughout, with Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary revealing on Saturday morning that three fans had been arrested due to events at the match.

Three fans have been arrested after incident’s at Southampton’s game with West Brom  

In a statement they said: ‘The vast majority of fans attending Southampton’s match vs West Brom yesterday evening, both at the stadium itself and in venues throughout city, did so responsibly and respectfully.

‘But there were however a minority contingent of fans from both clubs who sought to engage in public order offences.’

They went onto explain how a 27-year-old man and a 26-year-old man from Southampton had been arrested on suspsecion of entering the pitch during the match.

Meanwhile, a 24-year-old man from Southampton was also arrested on ‘suspicion of using threatening, abusive, insulting words, behaviour, to cause harassment, alarm distress, common assault of an emergency worker and obstructing and resisting a constable in execution of their duties.’


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