The Pirates have released a statement regarding a Bristol Rovers fan who was involved in an unprovoked attack on a Coventry City fan after Saturday’s game.

The West Country side took over 4,000 fans to the Ricoh Arena, a number that hasn’t been seen for several years in the club’s history. However, they went home with a devastating 1-0 defeat.

A Bristol Rovers fan was seen outside the stadium attacking a Blue Skies fan. He has been described as 6 feet tall and was wearing a black jacket with the club’s logo on it. The perpetrator was also accompanied by a friend. Both men were also seen on the A444 roundabout.

Bristol Rovers have said: “We do not want individuals like this associated with Bristol Rovers Football Club.”

“We would ask if any of our fans witnessed the incident in question, or knows the name of either of those involved, to help trace the individuals involved.”

The vast majority of fans who travelled behaved exceptionally and showed a positive outlook on the club. However, with incidents similar to this could mean that the club has to make some changes regarding away matches such as capacity.

Those who have witnessed the attack or have any information are encouraged to get in touch:

Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

West Midlands Police on 101 and ask for that police service

Contact Bristol Rovers on 0117 909 6648 option 9.


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