On this day 1968: A perennial problem?

Players pick shards of glass from the pitch at White Hart Lane. Credit: PA

In light of recent events of the Etihad Stadium, it's worth noting that misbehaviour from the crowd, albeit infrequent, has always been a problem in the English game.

Here, Spurs and Man City players, including Colin Bell, Mike England and David Jenkins, are pictured removing slivers of glass from the pitch after a fan chucks a bottle from the crowd.

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