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Swindon gamers ‘bodily abused’ by followers after play-off defeat to Port Vale, says Ben Garner | Soccer Information

Swindon head coach Ben Garner says his gamers have been “bodily and verbally abused” by Port Vale supporters who stormed the pitch following his aspect’s play-off defeat at Vale Park.

Swindon gained the primary leg 2-1 at dwelling however have been overwhelmed 1-0 by their hosts on Thursday evening, with Port Vale ultimately profitable the tie 6-5 on penalties to progress to the League Two play-off last.

The deciding spot-kick was missed by the Robins’ Ellis Iandolo, which prompted the house followers to invade the sphere because the guests tried to make a hasty exit.

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Swindon head coach Ben Garner provides his ideas after seeing his aspect lose to Port Vale on penalties

Nonetheless, some Swindon gamers gave the impression to be concerned in confrontations with Port Vale supporters, and Garner was livid with the remedy he says his aspect obtained.

Chatting with Sky Sports activities, the Swindon boss stated: “Gamers have been bodily and verbally abused. I do know I’ve seen it in a few of the different play-off video games.

“I do not know the place we’re going as a rustic. It is completely disgusting.”

Swindon right-back Mandela Egbo accused Port Vale followers of attacking him through the pitch invasion, later posting on Twitter: “The way you scummy followers get two free photographs and solely handle a scratch?

“And I am supposed to maintain my cool – if I react I am the unhealthy man proper?”

Sky Sports activities Information has approached Port Vale for remark.

The alleged abuse comes simply two days after Sheffield United captain Billy Sharp was headbutted by a Nottingham Forest supporter after his aspect’s play-off defeat prompted one other pitch invasion.

On Thursday, a person was jailed for twenty-four weeks for the assault.

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