Oldham Athletic bosses ‘extremely disappointed’ after fans damage Tranmere Rovers coach following defeat

Oldham Athletic bosses have condemned a number of fans who damaged the coach of a rival team after a match on Tuesday evening (December 7).

Following the club’s defeat against Tranmere Rovers at the Boundary Park stadium in Oldham, a ‘small minority of so-called supporters’ attacked the coach belonging to the Birkenhead team, causing damage to its rear window.

Oldham bosses said they were ‘extremely disappointed’ in the incident and were working with Greater Manchester Police to help identify those involved.

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The club also issued an ‘unreserved apology’ to Tranmere Rovers for the distress caused.

The incident is thought to have happened after the match, where Tranmere’s Charlie Jolley was able to secure a 90th-minute strike for his team.

Boundary Park, Oldham
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In a statement, Oldham Athletic said: “Oldham Athletic are extremely disappointed in the behaviour of a small minority of so-called ‘supporters’ who decided to attack and damage the Tranmere Rovers coach after the fixture last night.

“The club is working with and giving every support to Greater Manchester Police to help identify those responsible and to ensure they are dealt with in the correct manner going forwards.

“We would also like to offer an unreserved apology to Tranmere Rovers Football Club, its players, staff and supporters for the incident that happened and the distress caused.”

GMP said they were aware of an incident where the Tranmere team coach suffered damage to its rear window following the Oldham Athletic v Tranmere Rovers fixture at Boundary Park.

Chief Inspector Gareth Firth, of GMPs Oldham District, said: “We are investigating this incident in conjunction with Oldham Athletic Football Club and we will take positive action against any individuals identified.

“This behaviour is completely unacceptable at a game that otherwise passed off without any incident and will not be tolerated”.

A spokesperson for Tranmere Rovers declined to comment on the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Specialist Operations Planning Unit on 0161-856-7721 quoting log 1819 of the 7th December 2021.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Manchester Evening News – Oldham