Newcastle United have released a statement condemning the ‘unacceptable behaviour’ from a minority of supporters who attended NUFC U-23’s victory over Sunderland last night, with a small group understood to have broken several seats at the Stadium of Light.
It was a brilliant game, with us emerging victorious on penalties after the game ended 2-2 following extra time, however it was confirmed that a some sections of Newcastle fans were ripping out seats in the away end during the match.
Newcastle fans tearing up seats in the away end. #safc
— James Hunter (@JHunterChron) March 7, 2018
The club has since responded to the actions of fans at last night’s game, condemning those who vandalised the stadium and promising to do ‘everything it can’ to help police identify those responsible:
“Newcastle United is aware of the unacceptable behaviour of a number of its supporters who attended last night’s Under-23s match against Sunderland AFC at the Stadium of Light.’
“The club is very disappointed to hear of the actions of a small group of individuals and will do everything it can to help the police identify those responsible and hold them to account.”
Fans have every right to make the most of any ‘Tyne and Wear derby’ they can get these days, but these actions really are uneccesary, bringing nothing but shame on our club.
It was a great night for the U-23’s and a terrific away support in the circumstances, however the brainless actions of a few have spoilt it a little here – made even worse by claims that some fans clashed outside the stadium:
Ugly scenes outside the stadium as a group of fans clash… #PLInternationalCup
— Andrew McDonnell (@AndrewSJourno) March 7, 2018