A FANS’ group has criticised security arrangements for Pompey supporters travelling to a the derby match at Southampton on April 7.
Like Saints fans at the December meeting between the clubs at Fratton Park, they will have to agree to travel in a coach convoy to get a ticket.
SOS Pompey spokesman Brendon Bone wrote: ‘The “bubble” arrangements, which are in a complete contravention of human rights, are nothing short of scandalous.’
He said: ‘At Saturday’s game between West Ham and Millwall, which was trouble free, both sets of fans were able to travel freely to the ground. If a game that has been notorious down the years can be policed so sensibly by Metropolitan Police, we would ask Hampshire Constabulary to take a leaf out of their book.’
Superintendent Rick Burrows said: ‘The vast majority of feedback we received in December was supportive and appreciative of the police tactical plan, which for the first time in many years saw no inter-fan disorder.’