Belfast Telegraph

Portadown condemn Mourneview violence

Portadown have issued a statement condemning the violence that erupted after the Boxing Day clash with Glenavon at Mourneview Park.

In the statement, Ports officials point the finger of blame at Glenavon fans. “At the final whistle as Portadown supporters were leaving the stand, they came under attack from a barrage of missiles including a number of bottles and other objects,” read the statement.

“The missiles were thrown by fans in the Glenavon end and these persons then proceeded to enter the Portadown stand, at which point Portadown supporters were forced to protect themselves. A number of fans were injured in the attack.

“One Portadown Steward received severe facial injuries including a suspected broken cheekbone. Portadown FC will be raising a number of concerns over events which transpired.”

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