Oldham to ban fans who invaded pitch during defeat that confirmed relegation

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Oldham Athletic v Salford City – Sky Bet League Two – Boundary Park
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Oldham person announced their volition to contented nine bans to supporters who invaded the transportation for astir an hr connected Saturday arsenic they suffered relegation from the Football League successful decision to Salford.

The match, which finished successful a 2-1 nonaccomplishment for Oldham, was suspended successful the 79th infinitesimal erstwhile protesting Latics fans stormed connected to the pitch.

Both sets of players were escorted disconnected the tract by referee Bobby Madley with stadium announcements initially saying the lucifer had been abandoned, though it aboriginal restarted astatine 6.28pm down closed doors.

A nine connection connected Tuesday said: “Oldham Athletic is carrying retired an probe connected the transportation penetration that occurred successful the past location fixture against Salford City.

“The nine volition again liaise with Greater Manchester Police and efforts are being made to place those who encroached onto the transportation which is simply a superior transgression offence.

“Several persons person already been identified and it is astir definite erstwhile due nine bans volition beryllium issued.”

Oldham, who had issues with transportation invasions earlier successful the season, are expected to look terrible punishment from the Football Association and the EFL.

Prior to the transportation invasion, furious fans chanted “We privation our nine back” and “We’re not going anywhere” arsenic stewards struggled to support order.

The 2-1 decision was a fourth-straight nonaccomplishment for Oldham, who became the archetypal erstwhile Premier League broadside to driblet retired of the Football League.

Owner Abdallah Lemsagam has been seeking to merchantability the nine and connected Monday, the Oldham committee issued a connection taking work for the “total failure” of relegation.

“The Oldham Athletic committee of directors is devastated astatine the club’s relegation,” the connection said. “The issues that person led to this constituent spell backmost years but the subordinate stops with the committee and relegation represents a full failure.”

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