Yeah, it was very odd.
Pitch invasions are just awful really, you can see the players never enjoy it and the staff/security all go into a panic.
They haven’t even won anything yet!
Did you see the video of the Everton fan when the 'no to oil' guy tied himself to the post? An Everton fan pulled out a flick knife and was trying to offer it to the steward to cut the guy loose. The best thing about it was the steward wanted to take it tooYeah, waiting for the day a player's life is threatened, I'm sure its not hard to get sharp objects in a ground.
I said i didnt think he'd get jail time as loads of assault cases dont.Weren't you saying that he wasn't going to get jail time because of some poor thought through reasons?
You could stop them over night if everyone who stepped onto the pitch got a ten year banning order I bet football fans would suddenly be capable of sitting in the stands, Most pitch invasions these days seem to be lower league sides celebrating nothing I remember watching Southampton against Notts County in the League cup a few years back when we were a rubbish championship side and they beat us and invaded the pitch like they'd won the trophy it was embaressing! Football has no interest in stopping them though just like it has no interest in stopping players harassing referees etc. it is all seen as part of the game...Exactly you cant stop them unless your back to the days of penning people in a cage, So you need to prepare for them accordingly.