Blackpool FC tell supporters steward at centre of alleged 'attack' row 'will not work at club again' as police quiz 44-year-old

The supporters' liaison officer at Blackpool FC said the steward at the centre of a row over an alleged attack "will not work" at the club again.

Friday, 29th November 2019, 2:14 pm
Updated Friday, 29th November 2019, 2:52 pm
A six-second video was posted to Twitter by @_leeogden of a steward punching a hooded man. Blackpool FC said it was investigating the clip (Picture: @_leeogden/Twitter)

It comes after police quizzed a 44-year-old man, who has been released "pending further enquiries", after a fan was allegedly punched after the Seasiders' 3-1 defeat to Scunthorpe in the Leasing.com Trophy game on Wednesday night.

Steve Rowlands took to Twitter following talks with the club this morning, and said: "The club has confirmed to me this morning that the steward who is the subject of a police investigation after Wednesday night will not work at Blackpool FC again."

A club spokesman told The Gazette the steward was employed by an outside firm and confirmed he would not work at Bloomfield Road again.

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Blackpool FC said yesterday it was investigating "an incident that occurred on the concourse", while Lancashire Police also said it was "aware of a video circulating on social media relating to an alleged assault" and said officers were "looking into the matter".

A six-second clip posted to Twitter showed a hooded man either bursting forward or being thrust forward towards stewards dressed in yellow vests and orange jackets.

As he is pushed back, one steward, who has a security ID badge strapped to his arm, allegedly punches him in the side or back of the head.