Newcastle fans decided to riot in order to voice their frustrations following a 3-0 loss this Saturday to Sunderland in the Tyne-Wear derby. The riots occurred in the city center and even caused the police to shut down Central Station Metro temporarily. The riots ended up with 27 arrests and a police officer being treated for injuries in a local hospital. As you can see from the video, the riot got weird and even included a fan punching a horse.
According to Sky Sports:
Our cameras also captured clashes between Newcastle supporters and mounted police at the junction of Gallowgate and St James’ Boulevard, in a separate video below.
A Northumbria Police statement said: “The most serious incident involved a group of Newcastle fans in Central Station attempting to confront Sunderland supporters, but they were intercepted by officers from British Transport Police.
“During this incident missiles were thrown at the officers, which resulted in three injuries to officers, one of them requiring assessment at hospital.”
You stay classy, Newcastle.