Football League set for rematch decision

Blackpool fans stage a protest and pitch invasion
Blackpool fans stage a protest and pitch invasion
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Football’s governing bodies are to meet to decide on Blackpool’s punishment after their game against Huddersfield was abandoned due to crowd trouble.

The clash was stopped on 48 minutes after supporters invaded the pitch and camped out in the centre circle in protest at chairman Karl Oyston.

Three minutes into the second half hundreds of disgruntled Seasiders fans poured on to the turf at Bloomfield Road, forcing referee Mick Russell to take players from the two sets of sides off.

A flare was set off while fans also held up banners against Oyston, who watched on from his seat in the West Stand, for his already-relegated side’s final game of the season.

After a break of almost an hour, the referee made a decision to abandon the game.

And it’s now believed the authorities are to meet this evening to decide the outcome of the game.

A Football League spokesman said: “Following the abandonment of today’s match at Bloomfield Road, it will be for the Football Association to consider any matters relating to crowd behaviour with the Football League ruling on whether or not the match should be replayed.”