Newcastle Fans Shame Tyneside Club At Wigan


There’s some sad and disappointing news today,  that Newcastle fans who went to Wigan for the game last Sunday,  have caused trouble at a local football game before the Wigan – Newcastle match even started.

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Newcastle fans running riot at Wigan Cosmos FC

The news is that fans disrupted some local amateur matches that were being played near the away end of Wigan Athletic’s DW Stadium before the Premier League game started.

They are accused of running onto the pitch while the game was in progress, dropping their trousers, ripping out the nets and attempting to break the goals by hanging on the crossbars, and then going on Twitter and YouTube to broadcast their destruction.

The game was between Wigan Cosmos and AFC Leigh Centurions in the South Lancashire Counties League, and this is what a Cosmos spokesman said.

“As the supporters spilled out of the coaches, which were not managed by the club or police officials, they proceeded to watch the game from the touch-line.” “Some fans then chose to run on to the field of play, dropping their pants, causing the game to be stopped.”

“The situation then magnified as a crowd of around 250 to 300 Newcastle United fans followed suit. Although good-natured at first, the fans then started to rip out corner flags as they ran over the pitches and also took the match ball. We never recovered the ball, though we did manage to recover the corner flags.”

“The so-called fans then decided to charge over to the adjacent pitch where Goose Green Reserves were entertaining Olympic AFC in another South Lancashire Counties fixture. They again began by ripping out their corner flags.” “The fans then charged into the goalmouth, jumping on to the goalposts in an attempt to snap the crossbar with the sheer numbers clambering on them.”

“They then started to rip the nets from the posts, tearing them and trying to take them. Our players helped to retrieve the nets.” “After spending quite some time singing and hanging on the goalposts, the fans then ran back over to our pitch whilst singing ‘We’re Newcastle United, we’ll do what we want’.”

“Once again I would like to stress that, despite the obvious scenes developing, no support was provided from the authorities.” “This incident was a very distasteful experience that lasted for over 40 minutes and with families, dads, grand-dads and youngsters all watching the games as well as some quite experienced players who were all left shaken.”

“The fact that these same fans have taken to Twitter and YouTube to boast about the incident and in fact revel in it, showing no signs of remorse, is possibly even more disturbing.”  “Not only have they cost my football team a great deal of expense but they have shown a total disrespect to football itself.”

Here is where you can read the fuller report from Wigan Cosmos on the riotous Newcastle fans – and it includes  photos down the right hand side, and there is some later news that a Newcastle representative  communicated with the Wigan Cosmos club, and this is what the Wigan Cosmos club said about that communication:

“Newcastle United are aware of the incident following a number of complaints that they had received and that the matter was now being dealt with by the Wigan Police.” “Newcastle United accept and are aware that they have a minority of fans intent on causing trouble and are working with the Police to identify these fans, and were passing on any information and complaints to the Police – and because of the Wigan away allocation there was a larger number of travelling away supporters”.

We hope the police get involved and track down the offenders – and then Newcastle should  take appropriate action against all of the perpetrators – which we can hardly call fans.

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We cannot have these hooligans damaging the good name of Newcastle United, and carrying out this stupid vandalism while attending Newcastle’s away games.

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139 comments so far

  • Joe Blog

    Mar 22, 2013 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #1

    Football is a sport governed by idiots, played by idiots, for idiots – glad I’ve noticed young – I take my leave.

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  • danuneek

    Mar 22, 2013 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #2

    What a bunch of idiots. Thanks for making our club and real supporters look stupid!

    Again … idiots!

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  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 22, 2013 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #3

    I’ve just read the article about the Wigan Cosmos game on Sunday and checked out the various photographs. Absolutely disgraceful conduct by some Toon fans -complete morons and idiots not just giving the Toon a bad name but the North East as well. Possibly a bad move the Toon not giving them a few quid for the stolen and damaged property. The photos give absolute proof of what occurred.

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  • geordiesteve520

    Mar 22, 2013 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #4

    After all that has said about Wigan lowering the standards of the game, we’ve benn shown to be absolute hypocrites.

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  • bills-son

    Mar 22, 2013 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #5

    repost:

    I wonder if any blog members are among the NUFC fans involved in those disgraceful incidents at Wigan Cosmos last Sunday?

    No doubt they, and other fans, will have been screaming blue murder about the disgraceful tackle on Haidara. I’ll tell you what – they are no better a person and imo a damn sight worse, than Macmanam. At least he has the possible excuse that it was an accident in the heat of the moment. The thugs who rampaged and terrified kids and their parents for 40 minutes at Wigan Cosmos have no excuse whatsoever.

    If any of these idiots tries to justify their actions as some sort of ‘revenge’ for that tackle it just shows you the type of characters they are.

    NUFC’s supporters have got a brilliant reputation – especially at away grounds – but there are always some idiots who given half an excuse will big themselves up with this sort of mindless thuggery. It makes me sick.

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  • JackButler

    Mar 22, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #6

    These idiots are not fan’s.

    The sad fact is that every club has a small faction of neanderthals who use football as a base for their utter stupidity and do nothing other than bring shame to TRUE fans

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  • ichrisho

    Mar 22, 2013 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #7

    ……………….and just when we had the whole country and league on our side… who are these plebs? They all look like a back of youngsters on day release… not real toon army…

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Mar 22, 2013 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #8

    What an embarrassment. I can only hope people realise this is only a small minority of Newcastle “fans”.

    Am I reading this right that this event happened before our game with Wigan? Not that it would be justified if it happened after, but I am really truly shocked by this. Never heard of anything like it from toon fans before.

    Pathetic w*nk*rs.

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  • numba9

    Mar 22, 2013 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #9

    That tackle was worse than a bunch of drunk lads messing about . if they expect a big away following from a club why didn’t they have police in place to avoid such issues? if it was 2 15 then where were the police ? absent just like mark Halsey is about right

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  • G

    Mar 22, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #10

    I think this is very bad from the club perspective, however, given that play had to be suspended, and the officials at the game saw the incidents, yet took no names down, the club can’t be punished then? Just taking recent examples as a precident?

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  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 22, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #11

    Ibiza – I missed the time and date when I first read this – had it in my mind our game was the day before – but you are correct the incident was before the game with Wigan – probably makes it that bit worse.

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  • chris_g

    Mar 22, 2013 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #12

    Steve Powell ?@Steve_Powell9 33m
    Shows real loyalty and pride of supporting #nufc that @nufcfans are contributing to @WiganCosmos to cover damages of the idiotic minority.
    Retweeted by Wigan Cosmos FC

    Wigan Cosmos FC ?@WiganCosmos 5m
    Would like to say a really massive THANK YOU to all the REAL & GENUINE Geordie fans and football fans for their kind support!!! #NUFC

    Wigan Cosmos FC ?@WiganCosmos 2m
    The Club has now set up a donation link via PayPal on the homepage of the website for any fans who wish to donate towards the damage #NUFC

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  • NUFC_LEAZES END

    Mar 22, 2013 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #13

    Who cares, am sure wigan fans will be laughing at us for mcmanaman not getting punished! Fair enough this is not what we want to see from our fans, BUT, it’s wigan athletic who cares 🙂

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  • ichrisho

    Mar 22, 2013 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #14

    Classy act by the real Toon Army… No-one can say Newcastle dont have Class. Never obviously bar these idiots… on a lighter note has anyone played New Star Soccer on their phone… holey sh1te its amazing…

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  • rwpoynter

    Mar 22, 2013 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #15

    If this is true, then this will give Dave Whelan all the ammunition he needs on a plate. I know every club has them but is still inexcusable.
    To more pressing needs, this club has 52,000 people who pack our stadium. We only need 1 in 10 of you to sign the petition on this blog. It goes far further than NUFC, it is a reaction to the state of the FA and its appalling weakness, which needs to be readdressed once and for all and let’s hope Greg Dyke who is nobody’s pushover (hopefully still!) will have the balls to do that. Please , all of you, football fans from whatever club, sign this petition. We need your support now.

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  • ajcrawfs

    Mar 22, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #16

    Good News on Haidera!

    NUFCfans.co.uk ?@nufcfans 2m
    Good news. #NUFC confirm @MassadioHaidara has survived significant damage from horror tackle. Expected to return early April.

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  • JackButler

    Mar 22, 2013 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #17

    Haidara back next month

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  • jammylambo

    Mar 22, 2013 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #19

    just sent wigan cosmos a few quid, theyve got a donate button on their home page.

    disgusting

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  • ajcrawfs

    Mar 22, 2013 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #20

    Early next month as well thats literally 2 or 3 weeks!

    That is mental!

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  • icwilde

    Mar 22, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #21

    Fair play to the REAL NUFC fans for distancing themselves from these morons and even helping replace the damaged property. All clubs will unfortunately have idiots like these. I said Newcastle had no class in a moment of anger and disgust but I will gladly hold my hands up and say that I was wrong.

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  • DannyH10

    Mar 22, 2013 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #22

    OK guys, come on lets not exaggerate. These guys are clearly idiots, but since when was stealing somebodies ball that serious an issue. A bit of perspective please.

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  • billridley

    Mar 22, 2013 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #23

    Can someone post a link where I can make a donation . I checked their website on a mobile and cannot find it .

    Thanks

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Mar 22, 2013 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #24

    Mister…Really poor showing. Sadly these morons (I feel quite justified using the word here) do exist, but that isn’t a Newcastle issue…it’s worldwide.

    Numba…They are two separate incidents and one does not justify the other. I will also not let the way Wigan fans reacted to the foul dictate how I react to such an event as this. We’re better than that, well I thought we were anyway. Will have to be careful with the use of “we” from now on.

    Real sad state of affairs.

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  • billridley

    Mar 22, 2013 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #25

    Sorry, found it now

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Mar 22, 2013 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #26

    Danny….Really? Steal a ball? Is that all you’ve taken from that?

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Mar 22, 2013 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #27

    On haidara…Great news. Look forward to seeing him back.

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  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Mar 22, 2013 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #28

    Indefencible the club should come out and condem them and ban them from all games home & away. They should be able to indentify them. The fans at the next game should ahve a whip round and send the money to the amatuer club involved. Make you ashamed to be a toon fan. Sad day

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  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Mar 22, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #29

    DannyH10 don’t be a moron like them they didn’t just steal a ball they wrecked a game od football and the pitch along with terrifying women and children. Grow up man.

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  • numba9

    Mar 22, 2013 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #30

    That Wigan thug should pay for the stuff the cosmos want. Sure his club never fined him for that tackle

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  • G

    Mar 22, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #31

    I would agree stongly with numba9 @29 here. Kharma and all that.

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  • DokToon

    Mar 22, 2013 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #32

    ibiza, include me in any “we” statement you make.. were of the same cloth, methinks…. different pond though 🙂

    danny, never speak for me… imagine if it was your kids at that match on on the pitch… youre quite callous, and im sorry for you…

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  • mally72

    Mar 22, 2013 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #33

    Incidents like this reflect badly on the club as a whole and its only a small amount of mindless plebs that can make us real supporters look like idiots our club has a reputation of being some of the best in the world things like this can seriously damage that reputation

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  • G

    Mar 22, 2013 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #35

    On a serious note, if the police in Wigan were not marshalling away fans, and neither were any officals from the club doing anything to direct the away fans, can we really be held accountable as a club for what would represent a minority of the away fans? I’m not justifying the action of these idiots, but I’m fairly certain that away fans visiting Newcastle are marshalled very effectively by both club and constabulary.

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  • G

    Mar 22, 2013 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #37

    mally72, please don’t use the word ‘plebs’. As somebody who does not hold any secondary education, I find the word irritating. Besides, it’s usually a word used by students, who, by their very own definition, are generally also ‘plebs’. Either way, I don’t want to fall out over it, but it’s a sh*t word to use to describe football fans.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Mar 22, 2013 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #38

    Doesn’t matter what they pinched or wrecked they have dragged my club and all other law abiding NUFC supporters through the shit again – F***in Morons.
    Some of the same idiots must likely have booked flights to Portugal expose them and ban them.

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  • numba9

    Mar 22, 2013 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #39

    G at 34 well put

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Mar 22, 2013 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #40

    G…Not really sure that’s really how the concept of Karma works.

    Dok…It’s only a very small pond 🙂

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