Football hooligans banned after rampage at Oakwell

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TWO football fans who went on the rampage at Barnsley FC’s ground have been banned from all matches for three years.

Carl Orman, aged 25, and Carl Vernon, 23, received football banning orders for their part in crowd trouble at Oakwell when Barnsley played Manchester United in the Carling Cup in October 2009.

Yobs in the away end of the stadium smashed their way into food stands and ransacked them.

Eight members of catering staff had to barricade themselves in a store room for around 25 minutes as fans broke in, and stewards on the pitch later had food thrown at them.

Sheffield Crown Court heard violence broke out at half time when away fans were told their bar in the North Stand was closed.

Staff were forced to hide in the store room as police officers called in to restore calm were said to have been overpowered by the crowd of fans.

Orman, from Rochdale, and Vernon, from Huddersfield, both pleaded guilty to affray and were ordered to pay £1,500 compensation to Barnsley FC.

Orman received a 12-month suspended prison sentence and a 200 hour community service order. Vernon received a nine-month suspended prison sentence and 120 hours of community service.