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Everton fans implicated in fracas at Kings Cross

17/05/2015  Comments (28)  jump
Three football fans were arrested in the Kings Cross area of London today in an incident being blamed by some press outlets on Everton fans.

The authorities and emergency services were called to the scene on Caledonia Street last evening after what was described as "a large group" of hooligans clashed outside The Millers pub.

According to the Evening Standard quoting Scotland Yard, "one man was taken to hospital with head injuries which police said were not life-threatening or life-changing.

"Three others were arrested, two on suspicion of affray and another on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm (GBH)."

While the Standard took a more responsible angle by merely reporting that Everton, Hull and Newcastle were playing in the City, today, the Mirror has seized upon a tweet by a Newcastle fan and the claims of the pub's landlord, which implicate Evertonians in the incident.

Their report suggests that "small children were believed to be among the victims punched and kicked by the mob".

Police say that their enquiries are ongoing but have not confirmed the footballing allegiance of any those involved.

20 Oct, 2015 Two Everton fans, aged 16 and 17, were found guilty of violent disorder with regard to the incident.

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Matt Traynor
1 Posted 17/05/2015 at 03:52:17
The Mirror crawls up the Redshite's collective arse due to them supposedly not buying the Sun. TheyÂ’ve treated us like shite for years. From the same stable that gives us the Red Echo, if I lived back in Liverpool IÂ’d save the ٟ.20 a day or whatever it is that both rags cost, and just use the net.
Jim Bennings
2 Posted 17/05/2015 at 09:22:44

No matter if they are blues or not, I just canÂ’t be arsed with knobhead behaviour, enough shit in life without a football match turning into some other reason for bellends to cause trouble.

Mike Childs
4 Posted 17/05/2015 at 13:37:25
I second your opinion, Mr Bennings.
Chris Regan
5 Posted 17/05/2015 at 15:23:17
These dickheads remind of the bellends we used to see in the Â’80s running riot and causing bedlam. Dickheads have shamed the club.
John Daley
6 Posted 17/05/2015 at 15:30:34
A bit early to be slamming Everton fans (who travel all over supporting the team without a sniff of bother) when itÂ’s not really clear what went on. ItÂ’d take more than the word of one genetically modified Geordie capable of holding a thought long enough to type it out and a pub landlord to convince me to start pinning the blame on a particular fan base.
Nicholas Ryan
7 Posted 17/05/2015 at 16:09:54
1. I wasnÂ’t there, so I donÂ’t know what happened.
2. Police were called at 6:45 pm to a pub the Â’farÂ’ side of KingÂ’s Cross.
3. Everton fans would presumably travel to and from Euston.
4. What would Everton fans be doing, a good distance from Euston, at 6:45?
5. This pub is down a quiet side street at the back of Kings Cross station; itÂ’s not somewhere you would stumble on by chance.
6. It is not suggested the attackers were drinking in the pub; rather that they Â’steamed inÂ’. How would Everton fans know that Newcastle & Hull fans would be in that particular pub at 6:45, ie, after there would have been several post-match trains home from Euston?
Jim Bennings
9 Posted 17/05/2015 at 18:31:33
Nicholas and John

Nobody is slamming our own fans, but basically IÂ’m not blind to the fact that, like every club out there, we have a knobhead minority that latch on to our club and pretend to support but really just find it as an excuse to arrange "punch-ups" with rival supporter clubs via the internet, that is how it would explain these people knowing Newcastle and Hull fans are in that vicinity.

As I say itÂ’s not just our club, itÂ’s every club and really itÂ’s nothing to do with football but a problem in society.

Sadly thereÂ’s still an awful lot of bells on the streets.

Andy Meighan
10 Posted 17/05/2015 at 20:55:02
Like every club, weÂ’ve probably got our fair share of bellends. But incidents like these are few and far between now. The match is actually quite a safe place now and gone are the days when you could barely open your mouth without running the risk of getting a smack in the mouth. IÂ’d file this under 'isolated'.
Eddie Dunn
11 Posted 17/05/2015 at 21:14:07
Too many people are too quick to condemn out of hand, wait for the facts before commenting.

So much misinformation about - so many in the media are looking for an easy story and have their own agenda...wait and see.

Matt Traynor
12 Posted 18/05/2015 at 03:48:44
The point I was making in my early response was about the media coverage. I know only too well from days gone by what our travelling support can be like. Amazing that lads with no visible means of income can go to games - then again, they never seemed to pay for anything (including match tickets, coach travel and whatever they lifted from service stations).

However, my point was how does a national newspaper report something based on a fucking twitter account and an interview with a landlord who wishes to stay anonymous (hmmm, whatÂ’s that above the door of that pub?)

This was the same newspaper group that in my mind shouldnÂ’t be in existence. They shouldÂ’ve been sued to oblivion after causing the collapse of the Leeds playersÂ’ trial – costing the taxpayer upwards of ٤m in the process.

Anyway, like their baby sister they follow the formula. RS are great. Evertonians should be grateful (to BK) etc.

Keith Meakin
13 Posted 18/05/2015 at 04:46:07
Can anyone who went to the game add their views to this which was also on the Hull Daily Mail website?
Jim Lloyd
14 Posted 18/05/2015 at 10:04:12
IF the attackers were Everton fans, then they disgrace the name of our Club and our City.

But IÂ’ve just read the Mirror on the internet and one eye witness is reported as saying "this gang attacked...they were all wearing black and had hoodies and scarves over their faces" so how someone has deduced they are Everton fans, IÂ’m not sure.

If they were, then I canÂ’t understand why they were reputedly attacking innocent bystanders rather than the supposed targets of NUFC and Hull fans.

Like Matt says, the Mirror seems to take a delight at belittling Everton whenever it can... if it bothers to have an article about us at all., The Daily Mirror may as well be called The Daily Kop., with "King friggin Kenny" Brian "I really am an objective reporter" Reade and arselicker extrordinaire Dave Maddocks.

As itÂ’s the only paper supporting Labour IÂ’ve felt duty bound to buy it but for, at least, this last 12 months, I may as well have bought the R/S IÂ’m boycotting it; and the Echo.

Ernie Baywood
15 Posted 18/05/2015 at 10:36:00
IÂ’m not going to get defensive over the claims they are blues.

These blokes are scum and IÂ’d like to see them serve time, regardless of which team they support.

Jim Lloyd
16 Posted 18/05/2015 at 10:40:47
Agreed Ernie, but I donÂ’t like to see EvertonÂ’s name dragged in before the facts are known. I donÂ’t think anyone is being defensive over the claims, itÂ’s more to do over Whether they were repuded Everton fans.

They are indeed scum...wherever they come from.

Eugene Ruane
17 Posted 18/05/2015 at 10:43:47
Unclear who did what to who, so no point in pointing the finger at anyone just yet. What IS clear however is the Mirror and the Echo are shite-filled comics aimed at mouth-breathers.
Ray Roche
18 Posted 18/05/2015 at 11:08:18
The Mirror has now dropped the part of the article which claimed that the fans were Everton supporters. They have removed all mention of which club the hooligans were supposed to support.
Colin Glassar
19 Posted 18/05/2015 at 11:36:18
I saw on twitter (yesterday) that it was three Newcastle fans who were attacked by some locals (cockneys). Nothing to do with our fans.
Ernie Baywood
20 Posted 18/05/2015 at 14:33:11
Well some Newcastle fans remain adamant.

Nicholas Ryan
21 Posted 18/05/2015 at 16:48:20
Police made 3 arrests. If those people go to court, their addresses will become a matter of public record ... will be interesting to see what they are?!
David Israel
22 Posted 18/05/2015 at 17:45:03
Someone somewhere appeared to blame Bristol Rovers fans - ignoring the fact that they would be arriving in the capital only the following day! So all these reports have to be taken with a pinch of salt. That said, every sane football fan sincerely hopes that the bad old days of the Â’70s and Â’80s are gone forever.
Jamie Barlow
23 Posted 18/05/2015 at 18:02:15
Not nice reading that Ernie. Hope it doesnÂ’t turn out to be true.
Ray Roche
24 Posted 18/05/2015 at 18:06:56

Not really, Nicholas, if they had Cornish, Kentish, Devon etc. addresses they will almost certainly be Koppites.
Someone posted a link on here after the Sunderland game in which Sunderland supporters heaped praise on Blues fans for being down to earth, good football supporters, unlike the Rs or Newcastle fans. Maybe a Skunk read that and wants to redress the balance....

John Gee
25 Posted 18/05/2015 at 19:58:16
Watching the video on the Mirror website, the guy filming with his phone clearly says "itÂ’s Everton" and judging by the royal blue jumper wrapped around someoneÂ’s head as heÂ’s getting stuck in, heÂ’s probably right.

This is an embarrassment for our club. I hope they throw the book at them.

Ernie Baywood
26 Posted 18/05/2015 at 21:58:27
According to reports, one of the guys arrested was 52! I assumed young hood rats!

Matt Traynor
27 Posted 19/05/2015 at 07:31:14
Ernie #26, itÂ’s like the story of two hikers being tailed by a bear, and so one stops to take off his hiking boots and put on training shoes. "YouÂ’ll never out-run a bear!" says his mate. "I donÂ’t have to", he replies. "I just need to out-run you!".

The young hood-rats probably were quicker...

Paul Graney
28 Posted 19/05/2015 at 15:48:47
I would dispute these were Everton fans but we travelled down 4 of us by train from Mansfield arriving at St Pancras around 11:15 then, after getting our tube tickets, we went to meet another lad from Mansfield to pick up our match tickets at Millers Bar. It was full of Newcastle fans as we expected but none of us wear colours and we didn’t interact with the Geordies but all was well – everybody was well behaved. When we left to go to another bar, it was almost empty, so before the game no problems.

After the game, we arrived back at Kings Cross at around 5:30 and went for a drink in the Euston Flyer on Euston Road where there were a number of Everton fans in having a drink and just talking or watching the Redshite on the tellies. After having a pint, we went to an off licence on the same road towards Kings Cross to get some ale for the train journey home. At no time did I see any gangs or any signs of trouble along this road, as alleged in some papers: Everton fans fighting on Euston Road, at what would have been roughly the time we were there. Surely we would have seen or heard something if that was the case?

Also, there were police walking about normally on the same road at this time just going about their normal duties. I canÂ’t see why any Everton fans would have been near that bar at that time when the vast majority would have been going back to Euston at some distance away. I could well be wrong but seems a bit odd unless some kind of arrangement was set up cos, it being the nearest pub to Kings Cross, there was obviously going to be a good number of Hull and Newcastle fans in there; however, there were 3 arrests so their addresses would be known and shed some more light on who they were.

Colin Gee
29 Posted 19/05/2015 at 19:55:53
The only reason I can think of any Everton fans being in and around Kings Cross on Saturday evening would be that they have for a quick pint and watching the ladies in the Â’Flying ScotsmanÂ’.

But if you are walking back from the Flying Scotsman to Euston for the train back home, you wouldnÂ’t walk past the pub that this incident occurred at.

Jim Lloyd
30 Posted 23/05/2015 at 10:25:17
Good report Paul. Still seems to be no release of who where the so called fans arrested at the scene.

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