New footage shows Sheffield Wednesday superfan 'Tango' being kicked out of Rotherham United match

Fresh video footage has emerged of the moment Sheffield Wednesday superfan Tango was kicked out of Rotherham United’s New York Stadium.

Friday, 30th August 2019, 07:34 am
Updated Monday, 2nd September 2019, 12:09 pm

Tango, real name Paul Gregory, was watching on in the stands alongside his girlfriend as the Owls made it through to the third round of the Carabao Cup.

However, the pair missed Atdhe Nuhiu’s stoppage-time winner after they were escorted out of the stadium by stewards.

The superfan, who travels home and away to every Sheffield Wednesday game, told the Star that he had been kicked out for failing to sit down when instructed to stewards.

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He also complained at the ‘overly rough’ treatment his girlfriend received when she was kicked out shortly after.

The new footage shows Tango being kicked out, with his girlfriend being restrained and led out by stewards.

Tango said: “The stewards came round and said to me ‘sit down or you will be escorted out’. I was really surprised because everyone around me was standing up so why was I any different?

“I walked over to speak to him later and told him, with everything that’s going on with Bury and Bolton at the moment, that football fans should be pulling together.

Tango ejected from the stadium

“If I have done something wrong then I will hold my hands up, but to act like this towards a woman is disgusting, I have never seen anything like it.

“I don’t go anywhere to cause trouble, I just want to have a laugh. I’m a football person and not a trouble maker.”

Tango has been inundated with messages of support from Sheffield Wednesday fans following the incident.

Theresa Maria Rawson said: “He’s the loveliest man! At home games he comes on to the 1st rows of the north stand to say hi to the kids! They love him.”

Darren Waters said: “This is an absolute joke, he’s a good fella and every time I’ve been to Hillsborough it’s been nothing but fun.”

Darrell Mason posted: “Tango is one of the most dedicated fans I have ever seen and he’s a great bloke to talk to. Shocking how he and his girlfriend were treated.”