SENIOR managers at Brentford FC have spoken out after a young fan was attacked by away supporters.
Bees chief executive Mark Devlin, and operations manager Tony Ashley condemned the incident, which left a teenage boy left with a bad eye injury.
Mr Devlin said: “I have spoken to the family of the young supporter and they have told me he is on the mend. Brentford Football Club will do what it can to help him during his recovery."
The youth, aged about 15, is understood to have been with friends when they were approached by a group of men chanting Sheffield United songs after the game on Saturday March 10.
The boys said the men ran towards them in the central reservation of the A4, near a petrol station on Ealing Road in Brentford at 5.45pm.
Mr Ashley said though the crowd at the match was bigger than average, organisers had no indication anything untoward had occurred and the club was saddened when they learned it had.
Mr Devlin added: “Like everyone in football, we abhor all violence. We do not want anyone to leave Griffin Park and fear for their safety and will do all we can to make sure all supporters enjoy their day."
There are ongoing enquiries between Hounslow Police, Sheffield United and South Yorkshire Police. Anyone who saw the incident should contact Ken White on firstname.lastname@example.org.