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Watch: Utd fan gets attacked by Blackburn fans

Trouble in the terraces Photo: MEN Syndication

This is the moment a Manchester United fan was attacked and abused after being caught in the wrong end during the Reds’ FA Cup clash against Blackburn.

ITV Granada has muted the video due to offensive language.

The travelling supporter was set upon by Rovers fans after Zlatan Ibrahimovic put United 2-1 ahead at 75 minutes.

He appeared to be standing alone with home supporters in the Jack Walker End at Ewood Park.

The man is seen being verbally berated in the footage, shot by a Blackburn fan, before being dragged off by stewards.

He appears to be hit a number of times as police stepped in to attempt to calm things down.

A home fan who caught the drama on camera, who has been a season ticket holder at Championship side Blackburn for 20 years, said the man was ‘lucky’ stewards managed to get him away.

Describing the scene, they added:

A couple of minutes after United scored their second goal, a huge crowd of Rovers fans started surging forwards around us in the lower Jack Walker End. We had no idea what was going on.

Then we saw a United fan, two rows in front of us, who had been surrounded by a group of Blackburn supporters. They were all shouting at him and threatening him.

It was incredibly intimidating. A number of kids, including a six-month-old baby, were right in the middle of it and everyone was screaming at the stewards to get the guy out.

The stewards were stood on the edge of the crowd trying to make their way in, but struggling because of all the pushing and shoving. The Blackburn fans were desperate to get hold of the United supporter and there was no doubt what they wanted to do to him.

Eventually the stewards got to him, and dragged him along the row of seats by his neck. As they did, a number of Blackburn fans punched and hit the United fan on the head.

As they dragged him away, police appeared and the United fan was escorted out of the stand, with another man. He was lucky in a way, because if the Rovers fans had got hold of him it could have been so much worse.

It looked as though one boy, maybe aged about eight or nine, had been with the ejected United fan as he was left on his own, crying. The stewards then took him out, presumably to reunite the two of them.

It’s rare to see any violence at Ewood Park, even at games against our biggest rivals, Burnley.

– Blackburn fan and witness

The footage has been handed to Lancashire Police, who are understood to be investigating.