Sheffield United fan punched in the face as fans fight outside Bramall Lane before Bristol City clash

A Sheffield United fan was taken to hospital after being punched in the face before the Bristol City clash on Saturday.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 03 April, 2019, 15:01

Footage shared on social media showed both sets of fans clashing on Shoreham Street and Cherry Street before the match kicked off.

Eyewitnesses said violence broke out after a Bristol City coach dropped off fans outside Bramall Lane as Sheffield United fans made their way to the ground.

Bramall Lane (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

Fights broke out between both sets of fans before a nearby fan was reportedly punched in the face, falling over backwards and hitting his head.

Fans called the incident ‘despicable’ and South Yorkshire Police said the man was taken to hospital to be treated for his head injury.

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A spokesperson said: “At around 2.50pm on Saturday, March 30 it was reported that a man in his 50s was assaulted on Cherry Street, Sheffield.

“He was taken to hospital to be treated for a head injury.

“At this time, the offender remains outstanding and anyone who saw what happened is asked to call 101, quoting incident 589 of 30 March 2019.”

Bristol beat Sheffield 3-2.