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Chambers: Clubs Whose Fans Attack Players Should Face Points Deductions
Monday, 11th Mar 2019 17:12

Town skipper Luke Chambers believes the football authorities need to punish clubs whose fans attack players during matches by deducting points and making them play games behind closed doors.

At the weekend Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish was punched by Birmingham City season ticket holder Paul Mitchell, 27, who was sentenced to 14 weeks in jail earlier today after pleading guilty to assault and encroachment onto the pitch, while there were a number of other incidents elsewhere in which players were confronted by supporters on the field of play.

“It was scandalous what happened in the Villa game,” Chambers told the club site.

“I’m surprised it hasn’t happened before. Well, I think it has happened before but people just forget about it. 

“The abuse that players take has got worse over the years but it’s been allowed to get worse. I think it’s the society we live in now.

“The way to stop fans coming on is to punish the clubs because that punishes the fans. A points deduction and playing behind closed doors would stop it.”

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SamWhiteUK added 12:42 - Mar 12
Agree, it wouldn't work. They should, however, be punished if their stewards are kicking players...

OxtonBlue added 12:59 - Mar 12
30 points with immediate effect please! Then Bolton can lose 10 for not paying their players. Have Reading or Rotherham committed any heinous misdemeanours??? Could be safe yet. COYB

Northstandveteran added 13:20 - Mar 12
Nothing wrong with your English at all BlueySwede.
I couldn't see a single fault in your comments.
In fact it's far better than some of the English posters on here and far better than my Swedish!

Ha en underbar eftermiddag.

blueboy1981 added 14:10 - Mar 12
Where's the deterrent for anything these days ?? - not even for murder.

Society in the UK has a SERIOUS problem, the punishment should always fit the crime - here it's anything but.

Shortage of Police, not enough Prisons, what we do have are pitifully not enough.

Needing help ? - and a slap on the wrist just about covers everything these days - so what can one expect ?
Yes, exactly what we've got - a SHAMBLES of a system.

Wonky added 15:19 - Mar 12
If one person behaves really badly, out say, 30,000 the club and thus the other 29,999 fans + those fans not there should be penalize?.

Nah not for me.

blueboy1981 added 16:34 - Mar 12
Fourteen weeks in Prison ? - which means out in 6 - 7 weeks. Joke. I rest my case - where is the deterrent there ??

Northstandveteran added 17:51 - Mar 12
Have you ever considered standing on a milk crate in Ipswich town centre and sharing your views with the public Blueboy? 😂

I think still have mine from my childhood Churchmans days 😁

Blimey! We've gone from a d1ck head running on the pitch to 1st degree murder 😂

I only joined to read about fans thoughts on the football 😂

Monarch_Blue added 09:47 - Mar 13
Mind you, would there be a points deduction if some scumbags threaten to attack a club's manager?!

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