Police praise fans’ behaviour

Sheffield Wednesday v Glasgow Rangers......Rangers fans in their thousands at Hillsborough
Sheffield Wednesday v Glasgow Rangers......Rangers fans in their thousands at Hillsborough
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South Yorkshire Police have praised football fans for their good behaviour after Sheffield Wednesday’s match against Rangers passed off virtually without incident.

More than 4,700 away fans converged on the city for the game which Wednesday won 1-0.

Weeks of planning went into the operation which was hailed a success – with only two fans ejected from the ground and one officer suffering a minor injury outside Hillsborough.

There were 220 police officers and staff on duty including staff from West Yorkshire.

Chief Inspector Iain Chorlton, who led the operation, said: “I’d like to thank everyone, from fans to licensees, to our partners and the officers and staff, whose professionalism, careful planning and friendly style of policing struck the right chord with fans.

“With a Grand Prix cycle race at the same time, there was always the possibility that the night could have presented difficulties.

“I’m delighted, however, the match proved so enjoyable for just about everyone who attended it.”

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