The issue of crowd control has been rearing its ugly head recently, with Manchester City fans in particular coming in for serious criticism.
Maybe the problem is particularly significant in the Greater Manchester, because Oldham Athletic have released a rather strange statement this week.
It appears that a number of Oldham fans have been using cigarette lighters to light the hair of rival fans. Which I am sure you will agree is absolutely crazy.
Oldham’s statement reads as follows:
‘Latics are warning fans that anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated at Boundary Park,’ said the statement.
‘We have recently had supporters ejected for such offences as bottle throwing and attempting to light people’s hair with cigarette lighters.
‘This is totally unacceptable behaviour and cannot be tolerated.’