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WIGAN ATHLETIC STATEMENT ON PITCH INVASION FOLLOWING WIN OVER MANCHESTER CITY

20 February 2018

Official statement on pitch invasion at the DW Stadium following Emirates FA Cup win against Manchester City.

  • Wigan Athletic statement on pitch invasion
  • Club will conduct full review of post-match incident
  • Jonathan Jackson: “Player and staff safety is of paramount importance and we will conduct a full investigation in due course.”

Following Monday night’s enthralling victory over Manchester City in the Emirates FA Cup, the club were disappointed to see supporters encroach the pitch at the final whistle.

Chief Executive Jonathan Jackson commented: “Whilst we appreciate that the vast majority of supporters who ran on to the pitch did so spontaneously to celebrate a famous victory, we were disappointed with the action of a minority of supporters who acted in an inappropriate manner. Player and staff safety is of paramount importance and we will conduct a full investigation.

“However, it is important to not let the actions of a few supporters detract from an incredible night at the DW Stadium. A special atmosphere was created by both sets of supporters and the match was yet another memorable day in the history of Wigan Athletic.”


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