WATCH: Southampton fan ejected from Fratton Park after fighting erupts

Violence briefly erupted at Fratton Park last night after a Southampton fan sat among Pompey supporters.

Wednesday, 1st March 2017, 7:54 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:59 am
Picture via Twitter

Stewards moved quickly to quell the disturbance in the main Fratton End of the ground.

The incident happened on the hour mark of Pompey’s 1-1 draw against Morecambe.

Fans sitting near the top of the Fratton End said fighting started when a man took off his coat to reveal he was wearing a red and white shirt - the colours of Pompey’s traditional rivals.

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Some said that he had waved a Southampton FC banner.

As the man was attacked - with some fans who witnessed the incident saying that he was punched and stamped on - stewards raced to the top of the Fratton End to restore order.

The man was restrained and swiftly ejected from the ground while a red and white scarf he had been wearing was thrown around the Fratton End.

A short video clip of the incident widely circulated on social media showed the man wearing a red and white polo shirt.

Picture via Twitter