Mansfield Town fans praised for ‘exceptional’ behaviour at FA Cup match

POLICE have praised the behaviour of football fans before, during and after the FA Cup tie in Mansfield on Sunday.

Mansfield Town may have lost to Premier League giants Liverpool in controversial fashion at Field Mill, but the supporters were congratulated by leading officer and match commander Supt Mark Holland.

He said: “I would like to thank the fans of both clubs, who behaved exceptionally well on the day.

“I would also like to acknowledge the gesture made by Mansfield Town in keeping 96 spare seats as a tribute to those fans who died in the tragedy at Hillsborough in 1989.”

However, Jamie Moore (30) of Priestsic Road, Sutton, was charged with entering the playing field during the game.

He was bailed until his appearance before Mansfield magistrates on 23rd January.

If convicted, the force will be seeking a banning order.

A 37-year-old man from Liverpool was arrested on suspicion of breaching the peace. He was later released without further action.