Bristol City condems fans over pitch invasion
By Football News
Bristol City have condemned the supporters who invaded the pitch to taunt Bristol Rovers' fans at the end of their clash on Wednesday.
The two clubs met in their first competitive derby since 2007 for a Bristol City Football Club totally condemns the actions of spectators who invaded the pitch at the conclusion of last night’s game with Bristol Rovers at Ashton Gate," the statement read.
"The joy of winning the first competitive Bristol derby in six-and-a-half years should have been remembered for all the right reasons. Instead, actions from the minority of the near 18,000 crowd has thrust the club into the national media’s eye for the wrong reasons.
"This sort of behaviour is unacceptable and cannot be tolerated. We believe strongly Bristol City is a family friendly club, which is safe for supporters of all ages.
"We will be working closely with the Police and authorities, including the use of CCTV and imagery, to help identify those involved.
"Bristol City Football Club will take the strongest possible action against anyone found guilty of violent conduct – for the club, our supporters and the city of Bristol."