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Football Over-Sanitized or a Need for More Safety Presence?

Originally featured on You Are My Arsenal

After Aston Villa’s progress to the F.A Cup Semi-Final and a much needed trip to Wembley for the success-starved supporters – the articles weren’t revolving around a second win for Tim Sherwood’s men over the Baggies in a week. They were concentrated on the pitch invasion which followed the final whistle.

Aston Villa v West Bromwich Albion - FA Cup Quarter Final

The reaction from the majority – media experts and fans alike – was a damning verdict on not only the fans from both teams, but on the distinct lack of numbers needed to stem a tide of emotionally charged supporters. 

 
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