Thursday, 17 May 2012

The Beautiful Game...

League One - Robinson slams Smith attackers

MK Dons boss Karl Robinson has branded Huddersfield fans who attacked Alan Smith "embarrassing".

The unsavoury scenes unfolded following the Dons' 2-1 victory at the Galpharm on Tuesday, which was still not enough to prevent the hosts progressing to the League One play-off final with a 3-2 aggregate advantage.

Smith had scored a late consolation goal but was soon swept up in a pitch invasion and had to be rescued by police after being attacked by fans.

Robinson was quick to point out it was a minority who turned violent, but was nonetheless shocked at the treatment Smith, a former Leeds player, received.

"It was embarrassing," said Robinson. "The Huddersfield fans were magnificent and had this place rocking but it's one or two muppets, that's all it is. He got spat at, kicked and punched.

"Smithy was fine. He's used to that sort of atmosphere but I don't think he's used to being attacked. That's not acceptable to me.

"He's fine, but you get worse than that. I've been brought up in Liverpool!"

Hardly one of the country's foremost practitioners of the beautiful game, but this is a bit much. Maybe they were just stunned he had actually scored! Still, we'll be shot of him this summer...

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