Coventry Fan Spends 20 Seconds On Pitch Trying To Win Ball Back And Berating Players
With Coventry City trailing Forest Green 1-0 in English League Two football on Tuesday, one Coventry supporter took issue with his side’s inability to win the ball back and invaded the pitch to help apply pressure near the corner flag. Play appropriately stopped, but with security absolutely nowhere in sight, the fan proceeded to berate his team’s players before showing himself back to his seat.
The lack of security is obviously disturbing, but the hairdryer treatment was somewhat deserved with the team having failed to score in three straight matches now.
This Coventry fan was not happy with the performance tonight... pic.twitter.com/7RcbOQHIGx— Football Fights (@footbalIfights) October 17, 2017
Coventry City boss Mark Robins issued a plea to supporters following the home defeat at Ricoh Arena, saying: “That was me!” with reference to booing from fans. “I get it. I have got to understand the mentality of what’s going wrong at the minute. The supporters don’t. They pay their money and want to see us win. That’s fine, we accept that. But again, my message is just stick together because you don’t achieve anything.”
The fan who stormed the pitch after the match, 47-year-old Darren Kedzierski, was also reached for comment following the match: “Basically I had just had enough of the way the football club is being run. I know I shouldn’t have done it but I spent a lot of money going to Accrington on Saturday and spend a lot of money watching the club…If I get banned then I’ll accept it but it was the only way I could vent my frustrations. I know it’s not right but what other options have I got?”