FAI to charge Bohemians and Shamrock Rovers following violent clashes between fans
The FAI intend to charge both Bohemians and Shamrock Rovers as a result of the violent exchanges between their supporters during a League of Ireland Premier Division match last Friday.
A number of fans supporting both teams ran onto the pitch at Dalymount Park during Shamrock Rovers' 4-0 victory over Bohemians , which led to physical altercations among themselves and with stewards working pitch-side. Gardaí soon intervened, but confirmed to the Irish Independent on the night that no arrests were made.
Video footage of the incidents soon emerged on social media and, this afternoon, following a review, the Football Association of Ireland released a statement detailing their intent to charge both clubs for what transpired.
Representatives from Bohemians and Shamrock Rovers have been summonsed to a disciplinary hearing at FAI HQ in Abbotstown on April 20:
"The FAI today reviewed the Referee’s and Match Delegate’s reports following a number of incidents during the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division fixture.
"It was decided that formal charges are to be brought against both clubs, who have been invited to a disciplinary hearing at FAI HQ in Abbotstown, on Wednesday, April 20. Separately, representatives of the FAI’s Stadia and Security Committee, is to meet with representatives of Bohemian FC to discuss matters arising from Friday night’s fixture.
"The FAI utterly condemns the behaviour of a number of individuals who were involved in the disturbance at Dalymount Park."