Port Vale secretary Bill Lodey said the club was “bitterly disappointed” following the news that there were 23 arrests before, during and after the game with Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The club are bitterly disappointed regarding the violence that has been reported in Burslem town centre. The club will fully support any actions taken by the police…
According to reports, people set-off flares and invaded the pitch at Vale Park before the violence spread to Burslem town centre where bottles were thrown at officers.
Nine fans were arrested before the match for a range of offences. During the second half there was a further four arrests and a further ten people were taken in for questioning after full-time.
Port Vale secretary Bill Lodey told the Sentinel: “The club are bitterly disappointed regarding the violence that has been reported in Burslem town centre. The club will fully support any actions taken by the police in apprehending those responsible and they can expect severe penalties.”
The news is already the third unsavoury incident to involve supporters this season. During the Bradford game, a small section of fans engaged in racist chanting while a flare was let off during the Oldham game.
OVF joins the club in utterly condemning the violence. Those responsible are not genuine Port Vale fans and should hang their heads in shame. Their actions heap shame on the good name of Port Vale FC.