Claims of Newcastle Fans ‘Causing Havoc’ En Route To Villa
A regular feature of away matches is coaches of Newcastle fans stopping off on the way to matches for a few drinks.
Down the years different cities/towns/villages have become natural stopping off points for fans, depending on the end destination.
The local paper, The Lichfield Mercury, has ran with a headline of ‘Visiting football fans cause havoc on city’s street’.
Not dismissing any major or minor disruption to non-football fans’ lives but I’ll leave you to decide whether there was much ‘causing havoc’ on this particular occasion.
Resident of Lichfield, Annette Rubery;
“Lots of fans were standing around shouting in the street, stopping cars in a huge crowd outside the George & Dragon.
I needed to get to the hairdressers but didn’t dare leave because it was literally happening outside my window.”
Police reported no arrests were made and Inspector Jed White said;
“We’ve had fans stopping off in Lichfield for many years, it was an unusual event for Lichfield to have so many turn up and an element was bent on causing a bit of mischief.
A lot of it was good natured but very loud.”
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