Newcastle condemn fan violence after lost battle against Sunderland


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Newcastle United condemned actions of some fans after a 3-0 loss to Sunderland in Sunday’s Premier League match.

The violence started shortly after the Tyne-Wear derby and a section of Newcastle fans battled with police, resulting in 29 arrests and three officials injured.

With the victory, Sunderland won their first at St. James’ Park in 13 years and by the biggest margin since 1979.

A statement by Newcastle read: “We were embarrassed and appalled by the behaviour of a minority of so-called fans who last night were involved in disturbances and disorder in Newcastle city centre after the match.

“Newcastle United have been working with Northumbria Police, and will continue to do so, in order to identify all of the individuals concerned.

“The club will take the strongest possible action against those involved in the disturbances and will impose immediate lifetime bans on all those found guilty.

“These deplorable individuals have no place at Newcastle United and bring shame on the club and the vast majority of its proper, law-abiding, fans.”

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