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Football Whacktory: Kids as young as 10 hit in shocking footie brawl

Angry fans clash with stewards at the Riverside Stadium NORTH NEWS

BRAWL: Angry fans clash with stewards at the Riverside Stadium

Tempers boiled over following the Middlesbrough v Sheffield United game on Saturday after the Blades grabbed a last minute equaliser – only for it to be disallowed.

Outside the Riverside footie hooligans clashed as police struggled to maintain control.

Those arrested are currently in custody, with Cleveland Police saying they expect to make more arrests as the investigation continues.

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Assistant Chief Constable Jason Harwin said: “We will absolutely not tolerate violence of this nature and we will work to identify the offenders and bring them to justice.

“The vast majority of fans accept that football is a family game, watched by children, parents and grandparents.

“It’s terrifying for children to witness such violence, or be innocently embroiled in it as their parents frantically try to keep them safe.

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“Unfortunately a small minority of people behave in a manner which puts innocent fans at risk.”

Middlesbrough won the match 1-0 with a first-half goal from Rudy Gestede.

Middlesbrough's Darren Randolph makes a savePA

SAVE: Middlesbrough’s Darren Randolph makes a save

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