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Blackpool fans lead to final Championship game being abandoned

Relegated Blackpool’s final Championship game with Huddersfield Town was abandoned after protesting fans invaded the pitch at the start of the second half and refused to leave the field.

The Lancashire club have long been consigned to the drop following a season that has been dominated by the supporters’ stormy relationship with chairman Karl Oyston.

And sections of the home crowd used the last match of the campaign as a platform to voice their frustrations at his running of the club, racing onto the Bloomfield Road pitch as the game was poised at 0-0 and settling in the centre circle.

The fans also set off flares, with police and stewards in attendance. Attempts to persuade the disgruntled fans to leave the field fells on deaf ears and referee Mick Russell had little option but to abandon the fixture after a delay of well over an hour. 

All eyes are now on what action the Football Association will take against beleaguered Blackpool. 

Sat 2 May, 2015
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