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Bolton Wanderers vs Wigan: University of Bolton stadium issue investigated |  Football news


Bolton Wanderers have opened an investigation after crowd problems in their 4-0 home loss to local rivals Wigan Athletic.

Wigan maintained their positive start to the season in League One with a wide margin victory, but the home club issued a statement on Saturday night after a series of incidents in an exceptional crowd of nearly 21,000.

Their statement read: “Bolton Wanderers are investigating a number of incidents of crowd disorder during Saturday’s game against Wigan Athletic at the University of Bolton Stadium.

“A number of spectators from both clubs were ejected following incidents in the second half when objects – including fireworks – were thrown onto the pitch.

“Wanderers will continue to work closely with Greater Manchester Police to identify offenders and take action.

“The vagrants, for their part, strongly condemn any form of crowd disorder during their matches.

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Highlights of the Sky Bet League One game between Bolton and Wigan.

“Such behavior at the University of Bolton stadium will not be tolerated and the club will seek to take appropriate action against any supporters involved in any of the incidents reported on Saturday or in the future.”

Wigan also vowed to take action against one of his supporters who allegedly broke the regulations.

Their statement read: “We will work closely with Bolton Wanderers and Greater Manchester Police to support their inquiries into the crowd disturbance at today’s match at the University of Bolton Stadium.

We condemn any disturbance in today’s match and will take appropriate action against any perpetrators who broke the field rules during the match. “

Wigan sits in third after the impressive win, with Will Keane giving the Latics an early lead and a goal from Callum Lang sandwiching two more from James McClean.



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