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1984: Everton Fans Invade The Arsenal Pitch As Southampton Are Beaten In The FA Cup

By on 5 April 2014 | comments 1

FLASHBACK to 14/04/1984:

Police officers battle with rival soccer fans at the end of the FA Cup semi final between Everton and Southampton at Highbury, London. At least 80 people were said to be arrested.

 

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Southampton fans sit on a wall to get the best view at Highbury

Southampton fans sit on a wall to get the best view at Highbury

 

The noise, the passion and Brian Moore, the best footballer commentator of them all. (There never were fences at Highbury. thank god):

 

  • Adriano

    I was at this game, in the stand where the TV cameras were. There were some minor fights after the game. Possibly because Soton fans were pissed off. Brian Moore suggested fences may result at Highbury, interestingly they were not installed, must have been voluntary. There were fences at Goodison, looking back, especially in view of Hillsborough, fences were an over reaction, excusable because of hooligan but ultimate a tragedy waiting to happen ?