Crucial victory marred by post-match violence…

There were scuffles before the game, unsurprisingly when nearly 5,000 away fans come to town without adequate arrangements made about exactly what to do with them before the game – but it wasn’t until after that a full-blown riot kicked off on Radcliffe Road between the respective meat-heads from Forest and Bristol, leaving the Amici wine bar trashed inside and out, and a police horse injured.

So far there have been three southerners have been charged with violent disorder and criminal damage, from Somerset, Avon and Wiltshire – the youngest of whom was only 17.  CCTV of the incident is highly likely to yield more arrests over the coming days.  It reportedly took police between 10 and 15 minutes to actually arrive on the scene of the violence, leaving terrified regular supporters faced with trying to pass the affray or negotiate a different route to their destination.

Chief Superintendant Peter Moyes has taken an expected zero-tolerance stance:

“This is a serious matter and we have a full-scale investigation underway to identify all those involved.

“Football related violence is not tolerated in Nottingham and where intelligence exists we will enforce the Red Card scheme banning offenders from all grounds in the country,”

It’s a shame for the bulk of the Bristol fans to be tarred with this, as whilst they were very vocal and demonstrative, most fans are and it doesn’t always lead to disgusting scenes of violence.  Certainly it has highlighted a few deficits in the policing of games, and with Millwall yet to visit the City Ground it would be worthwhile them reviewing the policing strategy to deal with incidents like this – as it wasn’t good enough this time around.

A couple of (unclear) video clips on YouTube have appeared already, click to read the full article below should you wish to watch (before they delete them, anyway!) – I found these videos, I didn’t record them.

Part one

Part two

Pretty shameful scenes 😦


9 Responses

  1. Forest Fans are among the worst I have ever come across and I include Millwall and Cardiff in that….

  2. Forest fans are animals.

    It was apparantly organised by a group that call themselves the Forest Executive Crew.

    A very scarey bunch from a very scared Bristol fan

  3. We do have more than our fair share of idiots, but as I’m guessing you’re not a Forest fan that I’ve seen more of them than you.

    Most of our known trouble causers are on long-term banning orders including exclusion zones around sports venues on match days – which is clearly not as well implemented by other sides if saturday is anything to go by.

  4. Bristol City fans were disgraceful…and a large proportion of them were only here for one thing!!

    Hence the song that they bagan to sing….” Outside…..will be a massacre….Outside will be a massacre…” Hardly the chant of a set of supporters at a match to watch a game!

    Coupled with a bottle being thrown up from the away support which nearly hit my dad and a woman behind us (we were sat in the Capital One Corner and saw it all)

    Some of the worst scenes and supporters I have seen in my time, unfortunately this has put me off going to the return game.

  5. There were shameful examples of ‘fans’ from both sets of fans – but yes, the ‘massacre’ chanting and disrespectful chanting about Brian Clough, not to mention bottles flying both in the ground and in Casa before the game really were portents for what was to come – so the police I feel deserve to shoulder a fair share of the blame for the events.

    Unfortunately the Bristol fans intent on trouble found what they were looking for amongst the Forest contingent.

    I don’t like the Bristol fans posting on here inferring all Forest fans should be tarred by the idiot brush, but by the same token we shouldn’t do the same to them – whilst there seemed to be a lot of trouble causers, it was still a fairly small proportion of the 4,000 odd of them who came up to see the game.

    Alas a small proportion grows in absolute terms when the number of fans overall is so high.

    As for the Forest Executive Crew – if you read the book on the subject, they’re nearly all on long term banning orders, I imagine if they were involved they’d soon be lifted from CCTV footage – there’s been no suggestion of this happening in the local media.

  6. Cliff a Derby fan , oh dear what a shame bottles were thrown up into the stand above the away fans , it has never stoped you lot spitting on the away fans & spilling your below you . I do not condone so called ” FOOTBALL VIOLENCE” but may be this time you got some of your own , $h!T back & you don,t like it , & yes i do go to away matches ,& i also take my daughter , but i have only taken her TWICE to your ground for a 1st team & a reserve game . I feel looking after myself is enough at your place , without looking out for her aswell. & i think that says it all . But i will not be put off going to any ground because of mindless thugs .

  7. Hmm, it must be true what they say about the standard of education in Derby given that diatribe.

    Way to generalise – I’ve been to Derby, both the Baseball Ground and Pride Park and encountered aggro I wasn’t looking for at both, yet I wouldn’t label all Derby fans in any seriousness with any thuggery jibe.

    If all you’re interested in doing is generalising and insulting people, then bugger off and read about your own team – while you’re at it, take a night class in English and post something that makes sense next time.


  8. Haha! I must be a boring time to be a sheep shagger if you’re cruising the internet looking to read about Forest!

  9. hahahah the riots was mint ! forest are ready for when we meat again ! milwall will come to the city ground scared of the fec !

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