Police play down arrests made after Leeds-Chelsea tie

Ch Supt Paul Money has played down arrests following the Leeds versus Chelsea cup-tie in midweek, claiming the atmosphere was amazing for such a rivalry.

Security at the Elland Road stadium had to eject or reject entry to a total of 34 people, including adults that were trying to gain entry via use of childs tickets.

Police had to arrest 11 people following the game and the Ch Supt Paul Money, West Yorkshire police commander for the game, said: “The vast majority of supporters acted in a responsible and good natured way on what was an excellent atmosphere.

“Given the size of the crowd and the history between both clubs we saw very few arrests.”

I think the referee Andre Marriner did well to keep the players on the pitch in check, and I believe that had a reflection on the fans.

If the football had become dirty, with vicious tackles flying in all over the place, I believe the fans would have acted accordingly.

I am a little surprised the Leeds fans didn’t react angrily to such a slapping on the pitch, with the Blues winning 5-1, so fair play to them, and to the referee. And of course well done Chelsea. Now bring the cup home!

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