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Football fan dies after post-match brawl at pub


Football fan dies after post-match brawl at pub

A physical altercation between soccer fans outside a pub resulted in the death of a man. Tony Johnson, a supporter of Blackpool FC, suffered a severe head injury and was discovered outside The Manchester bar on the Promenade in Blackpool around 7 p.m. on Saturday. Lancashire Police reported that the incident occurred following the match between Blackpool and Burnley, with supporters getting into a fight. Police attempted to resuscitate Mr. Johnson before he was taken to the hospital, but he passed away overnight. Blackpool FC expressed their condolences and sadness about the tragedy, while Det Ch Insp Tracey McMurdo stated that the family is understandably devastated.

She made a request for individuals to provide any mobile phone, CCTV, or dashcam footage they may have of the incident, and urged those who possess such material not to upload it online. The reason for this caution was due to the sensitivity of the situation and the family’s profound grief over what occurred.

Previously, the police department had mentioned that they were collaborating with Blackpool and Burnley football clubs to determine the facts surrounding the incident.

Blackpool FC informed that they would be creating an open book of condolences in the Moretti Lounge at 4:00 p.m. GMT, enabling supporters to express their sympathies. Additionally, fans, staff, and players were invited to lay flowers at the Stan Mortensen Statue behind Bloomfield Road’s north stand to pay their respects to Tony Johnson, a devoted Blackpool FC supporter. The club’s administration conveyed that everyone associated with the team would have the opportunity to unite and reminisce about Mr. Johnson, who was a dedicated Seasider.

“All of the thoughts of everyone at the football club go out to Tony’s family and friends. Rest in peace, Tony.”

The Armfield Club, which is a supporters club for Blackpool FC fans, expressed their deep sorrow over the loss of their “good friend” and acknowledged that Mr. Johnson was a true Seasider, meaning that he was loyal to the team.

Burnley FC also conveyed their shock and sadness about Mr. Johnson’s passing, and extended their condolences to his family, friends, and the entire Blackpool Football Club community.

A fundraising campaign was launched to support the funeral expenses of the devoted and authentic Seasider. The campaign has already raised over £6,000.

A 33-year-old man was detained on Saturday on suspicion of inflicting injury and has been released on bail, pending further investigation.

Football fan dies after post-match brawl at pub

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