Bradford City supporters have taken to Twitter to slam the announcement that the club faces the prospect of further action from the FA following an incident in their 3-1 win at home to Peterborough United on March 9.
In Gary Bowyer’s first win as Bantams boss, and the side’s first win in six, it is alleged that a number of fans entered the field of play following Lewis O’Brien’s 86th minute winner.
It has been a season of disappointment for the West Yorkshire side, with the club currently at the foot of the League One table and six points adrift of safety.
The potential charge comes following previous incidents at Walsall and Rochdale this campaign and fans are in complete dismay at what they feel was simply the result of a short moment of joy amidst a miserable period for the club.
Some supporters have criticised the FA, with one fan calling the decision “pathetic”, while others have vented their frustrations at the club for taking the incident so seriously. A certain supporter told the Yorkshire outfit to “get a grip”.
Have a look at some of the responses below…
What a joke! They were celebrating a goal. How about telling our players not to go anywhere near the fans to stop it happening again?
— cнrιѕ (@Suttynotsweep) March 19, 2019
Just tell the @FA to do one. Whilst I don’t condone supporters going on the pitch, I think the FA are just being jobsworths here, its just a group of over excited teenagers celebrating by jumping over the advertising boards and technically they didn’t enter the field of play.
— Adam Sánchez (@adamsanchez92) March 19, 2019
What a pathetic response to a great show of happiness and unity with the players. Roger Owen can do one. He’s anti fan and always has been.
— Nige@bingley (@Bingleynige) March 19, 2019
I think you’ve got the tone wrong here. Threatening fans with a ban for celebrating a rare win. Good luck with selling those season tickets! #bcafc
— Nana Bantam (@BantamNana) March 19, 2019
A rare moment of joy in the season and a few smiling fans on the pitch for all of 20 seconds. Deary me.
— Paul (@PaulFixter) March 19, 2019
— Chris Hilton (@ChrisHilton83) March 19, 2019
Really? Is this our biggest issue…some kids joined the players, who had left the pitch to celebrate a rare victory..get a grip. pic.twitter.com/BZ1sHumk0C
— JF (@jonfozz) March 19, 2019
This seems harsh to me it was fans celebrating a win let’s face it we’ve not had much to celebrate. The players were hugging them, relief all round, it’s not as though it interfered with play…the fans have stuck with the club all season a ban is over the top surely
— Lisa Carmichael (@LisaCarm) March 19, 2019