chapter  6
'Incorporation' and English football crowds between the wars
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There was a disgraceful scene on the Brighton ground on Saturday ... the referee being chased and a policeman stunned by a blow from a corner flag ...

Immediately after... the match, hundreds of the 11,00 spectators jumped the barriers and rushed across the ground. The police barred the way to the players' and officials' quarters, but it was only after an exciting melee that the hotheads calmed down and dispersed.