Police are appealing for witnesses after Leeds United fans were involved in disorder on their way to to their team’s match on Saturday.
A group of Leeds fans had stopped off in the Lord Burton in East Staffordshire on the way to Leeds United’s game against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Police were called to reports of disorder involving the Leeds fans and Rotherham fans, and both groups were dispersed.
There was also a fracas at Rotherham’s game against Burton Albion.
A smoke bomb and flare were set off in the away terrace, and a number of fans were ejected.
Towards the end of the game objects, including plastic bottles and coins, were thrown at officials and police officers.
Chief Inspector Steve Maskrey, East Staffordshire LPT Commander, said: “The match was attended by around 1,900 Rotherham fans and those involved in these incidents account for only a small minority. The vast majority watched the match, along with home supporters, and remained in good spirits causing no problems whatsoever.
“The behaviour displayed by these so-called ‘football fans’ is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. We have already identified a number of individuals from the South Yorkshire area and they can expect a knock on the door in the not to distant future.
“I would urge anyone who witnessed either incident, or anyone who can identify those involved, to contact us immediately.”
Anyone with information should call Football Liaison Officer Gary Lote at Burton Police Station on 01283 238259.