Birmingham City unhappy with QPR and Met Police over coin-throwing allegations

Birmingham City have expressed ‘extreme disappointment’ over the handling of coin-throwing allegations following Saturday’s defeat at Queens Park Rangers.

A coin was allegedly thrown by visiting supporters as Rangers’ players celebrated Junior Hoilett’s 39th minute penalty, with both QPR and the Metropolitan police releasing statements after the game.

The Blues claim they were not consulted before statements were issued while also taking issue with home stewarding during the match.

“We note allegations of coin throwing arising from the match at QPR on Saturday and we stress that the Club will take the strongest possible action in dealing with any individual found to have indulged in such a deplorable act,” a statement read.

“The club also wishes to express its extreme disappointment that statements were released to the media during and after the match by QPR and Metropolitan Police without consultation with Birmingham City FC or West Midlands Police.

“A number of issues have since been brought to our attention from Saturday’s match in regard the stewarding and policing that are of concern to the club and our supporters.

“As a club we abhor violence and anti-social behaviour at football matches and we will co-operate fully with the relevant authorities to ensure that the necessary and just punishments will be meted out to those responsible.”

The Met Police statement confirmed three men were arrested during and after the match, while two police officers were injured.

Another incident from the match went viral as a video of a Blues fan knocking down a QPR supporter surfaced over the weekend – you can watch the clip below.

QPR vs Birmingham today. A QPR fan made his way over to confront the away end, only for him to get knocked to the ground by a Birmingham fan.

Posted by Football Away Days on Saturday, 27 February 2016

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