Burnley abandon pre-season friendly against Hannover on police advice

  • Burnley abandon pre-season friendly against Hannover on police advice

Burnley abandon pre-season friendly against Hannover on police advice

Seats were ripped up and launched at the home fans at Turf Moor, with riot police having to intervene as the fans clashed.

But the match was abandoned at half-time.

"This violence escalated with police officers and stewards being attacked, and ultimately we decided in consultation with the referee and the club's grounds safety officer that the game could not continue".

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The Premier League club were advised by the police to end the game at half-time due to the behaviour of supporters in the stands.

Police are now appealing for fans with any footage of the violence to share it with them.

"Although a robust policing operation was in place for the match, based on pre-game intelligence, additional resources have now been brought in from across the county to ensure no further disorder occurs", said Bithell.

Hannover fans clash with stewards and police in the stands of the English team's home match.

He said: 'It comes down to safety. That was pretty early.

You've got a £50m budget to pick 11 players, with all the biggest new signings ready and raring to go ahead of a mouthwatering new Premier League campaign.

"We are still piecing together the details", said Burnley manager Sean Dyche.

On Sunday, Hannover released a statement condemning the behaviour of their fans.

The two sides entered half time at 1-0 and 20 minutes later, the game was called off.

"To be fair, I think Ben was innocently saying "calm down", I've looked at the footage", he added.

Who on earth travels to Burnley from Hannover to cause trouble?