Why Newcastle fans are furious with the reporting of ‘pitch invasion’ vs Bournemouth

Bournemouth 2 – Newcastle 2

Matt Ritchie was Newcastle’s hero on Saturday at Bournemouth.

The Scottish international smacked home a late equaliser as the Magpies picked up a point at the Vitality Stadium.

Salomon Rondon put Newcastle in the lead on the stroke of halftime. However a second half double from Joshua King swung the match in Bournemouth’s favour.

Five Newcastle fans arrested

Ritchie’s goal sparked wild celebrations in the Newcastle away end.

Indeed, some fans spilled onto the pitch in unseemly scenes.

As a result of the pitch invasion, five Newcastle fans were arrested for their bad behaviour.

Newcastle fans are furious with the reporting of ‘pitch invasion’

Yet, while there were a handful of unruly Newcastle supporters, many fans of the Toon are upset this week with ho the pitch invasion has been portrayed in the media.

Newcastle fans are arguing that fans ended up on the pitch due to a ‘surge’ in the away end.

Moreover, it’s also been reported that one Newcastle fan who was arrested at Bournemouth has been released without charge.

Why? Because “CCTV clearly showed a steward pulling him over a barrier and on to the pitch.”

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