Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Linesman at Crewe vs Rotherham WALKS OFF after being hit by object despite captain’s efforts to calm down away fans

THE linesman at Crewe vs Rotherham has walked off the pitch after being struck by an object thrown from the stands.

It is believed an item was thrown by the away section of Rotherham fans.

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Rotherham captain Richard Wood attempted to diffuse the situation by talking to his supportersCredit: Rex
Michael Smith's brace gave Rotherham a 2-0 win

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Michael Smith’s brace gave Rotherham a 2-0 win

Millers captain Richard Wood then went over to talk to his supporters and the match was able to continue.

But minutes later the linesman decided he was unable to continue officiating and he was replaced by the fourth official.

The fourth official ran the line until the end of the match, with the delay in play causing nine minutes to be added on at the end of normal time.

It was an eventful afternoon in the EFL with Adebayo Akinfenwa confronting MK Dons fans after being subject to vile abuse from the away supporters.

Play was halted and one of the Dons supporters was reportedly booted out of the stadium.

Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth also pleaded with the travelling support to stop singing the abusive chant.

It was the second delay of the match after a fan was taken ill shortly before half-time.

That was one of three medical emergencies in the EFL today – with fans at Fulham vs Blackpool and Oldham vs Rochdale also requiring urgent medical attention.

The Fulham fan, believed to be a male, was carried out of the ground on a stretcher and taken to hospital with suggestions from nearby fans he suffered a heart attack.

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