INCE FEARS FANS’ STAB
BLACKPOOL boss Paul Ince says he hopes it does not take a fan getting “stabbed” to make authorities tackle crowd trouble after Monday night’s pitch invasion at Preston.
Ince looked on as hundreds of North End fans invaded the pitch following a 1-0 win over his Blackpool side in the Capital One Cup.
The two clubs are old rivals but passions ran too high as ugly scenes unfolded, with TV images showing a steward being trampled by a police horse as attempts were made to restrain the rowdy supporters.
Ince (above) labelled the scenes an “absolute joke”, adding: “Has someone got to be stabbed before we listen?
“I wondered if we have enough stewards.
“You see enough situations where fans run on a pitch and I can understand fans’ excitement, but there have been enough frightening things that have happened to players that we need to stamp down on it.”