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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1 Posted 17/05/2015 at 03:52:17
2 Posted 17/05/2015 at 09:22:44
No matter if they are blues or not, I just canÂt be arsed with knobhead behaviour, enough shit in life without a football match turning into some other reason for bellends to cause trouble.
4 Posted 17/05/2015 at 13:37:25
5 Posted 17/05/2015 at 15:23:17
6 Posted 17/05/2015 at 15:30:34
7 Posted 17/05/2015 at 16:09:54
2. Police were called at 6:45 pm to a pub the ÂfarÂ side of KingÂs 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; itÂs not somewhere you would stumble on by chance.
6. It is not suggested the attackers were drinking in the pub; rather that they Âsteamed 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?
9 Posted 17/05/2015 at 18:31:33
Nobody is slamming our own fans, but basically IÂm 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 itÂs not just our club, itÂs every club and really itÂs nothing to do with football but a problem in society.
Sadly thereÂs still an awful lot of bells on the streets.
10 Posted 17/05/2015 at 20:55:02
11 Posted 17/05/2015 at 21:14:07
So much misinformation about - so many in the media are looking for an easy story and have their own agenda...wait and see.
12 Posted 18/05/2015 at 03:48:44
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, whatÂs that above the door of that pub?)
This was the same newspaper group that in my mind shouldnÂt be in existence. They shouldÂve been sued to oblivion after causing the collapse of the Leeds playersÂ trial Â– 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.
13 Posted 18/05/2015 at 04:46:07
14 Posted 18/05/2015 at 10:04:12
But IÂve 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, IÂm not sure.
If they were, then I canÂt 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 itÂs the only paper supporting Labour IÂve felt duty bound to buy it but for, at least, this last 12 months, I may as well have bought the R/S programme...so IÂm boycotting it; and the Echo.
15 Posted 18/05/2015 at 10:36:00
These blokes are scum and IÂd like to see them serve time, regardless of which team they support.
16 Posted 18/05/2015 at 10:40:47
They are indeed scum...wherever they come from.
17 Posted 18/05/2015 at 10:43:47
18 Posted 18/05/2015 at 11:08:18
19 Posted 18/05/2015 at 11:36:18
20 Posted 18/05/2015 at 14:33:11
21 Posted 18/05/2015 at 16:48:20
22 Posted 18/05/2015 at 17:45:03
23 Posted 18/05/2015 at 18:02:15
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....
25 Posted 18/05/2015 at 19:58:16
This is an embarrassment for our club. I hope they throw the book at them.
26 Posted 18/05/2015 at 21:58:27
27 Posted 19/05/2015 at 07:31:14
The young hood-rats probably were quicker...
28 Posted 19/05/2015 at 15:48:47
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 canÂt 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.
29 Posted 19/05/2015 at 19:55:53
But if you are walking back from the Flying Scotsman to Euston for the train back home, you wouldnÂt walk past the pub that this incident occurred at.
30 Posted 23/05/2015 at 10:25:17
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