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The British Football Association (FA) has launched an investigation into the match between Manchester United and Leeds United, the English professional footballers’ footballers, in which spectator violence against players took place, the BBC reported on the 22nd (Korean time).
The Premier League (EPL) match between the home team Leeds and Manchester United (Man Utd 4-2 win) held at Elland Road, Leeds, England on the 20th was held in an atmosphere of ‘chaos’ due to excited spectators.
In the end, young Manchester United striker Anthony Elanga was hit in the head by a flying object and collapsed from the crowd. The object tossed by the spectators was said to be a coin.
Fortunately, Elanga was not seriously injured.
It was the same with Manchester United fans who did not follow the rules. 70 Manchester United fans showed up at the stadium without tickets and were disbanded by police.
West Yorkshire police arrested nine people on charges of violating public order and throwing objects.
The Leeds club has launched its own investigation. By analyzing CCTV footage, it was decided to find fans who threw objects to the ground and to ban them from entering the stadium for the rest of their lives.
In the midst of this, as the FA investigated, the Leeds club could not avoid disciplinary action.
During the first six months of the EPL season this season, a total of 750 criminal cases took place in England’s 1st to 5th league matches, and about 800 people were arrested. This is an all-time high, the BBC said.
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