Embarrassing and petty – Blues fans shout down tweeter who sent pitch invader photos to police
Some Ipswich Town fans have said it was embarrassing to see videos and photos of pitch invaders at Carrow Road being sent in to Norfolk Police.
After the Blues’ 3-1 play-off semi-final second leg defeat to Norwich City on Saturday jubilant home fans ran onto the turf to celebrate reaching the Wembley final with the players.
But afterwards a Twitter account, @IpswichTownFans, tweeted a video and photos to Norfolk Police, the club itself and the Football Association with the message: “In case you need help identifying the pitch invaders.”
The messages also included #HesNotGoingToWembley.
The account later posted another message saying the tweets were tongue in cheek but the reaction of some Town fans was the action was uncalled for.
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“I’m an Ipswich fan and this is petty as hell, an embarrassment to all town fans,” one wrote.
Another said: “I agree it’s very embarassing (sic). A lot of grumpy Town supporters today but it’s a really low move to have done that.”
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The messages were also described as “a low move” with one fan saying it would have been exactly the same if Ipswich had made the final after a game at Portman Road.
Match-day policing commander, Chief Superintendent Nick Davison, said the atmosphere was “lively, but good natured”.
But he added: “A number of supporters, however behaved unacceptably by coming onto the pitch after full time, which was disappointing.
“Cordons were put in place to ensure the safety of those attending before and after the match and I would like to thank the supporters and motorists for their co-operation during this time.”
Three people were arrested on Saturday.