Burnley friendly abandoned after crowd trouble
Burnley’s pre-season friendly at home to German club Hannover was abandoned on police advice after crowd trouble.
Trouble broke out in the first half in the Hannover fans’ section on Saturday.
Burnley, who launch their Premier League campaign away to champions Chelsea on 12 August, announced at half-time that the game had been abandoned at Turf Moor.
“Today’s game has been abandoned on police advice. More to follow,” the club said on social media.
Burnley had been leading 1-0 after a header from Ben Mee.
According to reports, seats were ripped up and thrown after visiting supporters surged towards the home end in the Cricket Field Stand.
“The police called it early, no-one wanted anything other than a game of football,” said Burnley manager Sean Dyche.
“Hopefully nobody has got hurt.”