Shocking moment Oldham and Wrexham fans fight pitched battle in street with flying kicks and missiles thrown
THIS is the shocking moment Oldham and Wrexham fans violently battled on a residential street before their National League clash this afternoon.
Terrifying footage shows the hooligans in Failsworth, Oldham, Greater Manchester, throwing flying kicks and throwing missiles at their opponents.
It’s understood the fight broke out as fans poured out of The Millgate pub on Ashton Road West – four miles from Oldham’s home ground.
Video of the horrifying brawl was posted to social media with the caption: “Wrexham on the right just came out of millgate”.
The first clip, filmed from an upstairs window, shows the men, many with their hoods up, punching, kicking and hitting each other in the middle of the road as a car tries to pass.
After a couple of seconds the crowd begins to scatter, as a police officer arrives with a batton.
A police van then arrives with back-up, as some of the men continue to grapple with each other.
A second video taken from a nearby car shows throngs of the thugs running up the road while throwing pint glasses into the air at each other.
Some witnesses have claims several fans were left covered in blood after the rough combat.
Wrexham FC is owned by Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds and fellow actor Rob McElhenney.
Social media users are now urging the pair to “have a word” with the fans of his beloved team.
One wrote: “Wrexham and Oldham fans kicking off in Failsworth. @VancityReynolds have a word”.
While anothersaid: “@VancityReynolds I see your boys are doing you proud”.
A third added: “About 40 Wrexham fans in Failsworth already covered in blood and scrapping with Oldham fans. Please be careful today everyone! #oafc.”
Ryan and his buddy Rob — who stars in smash-hit US sitcom It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia — shook the football world when they announced their intention to buy Wrexham FC in 2020.
But fans were optimistic, and season ticket sales more than doubled on the 2019/2020 season’s 2,609, with 5,892 sold — while the new season’s tally is up to 6,800. Shirt sales have also boomed to 14,000, far out-stripping the previous record of 3,896.
And this year the stadium — the world’s oldest international football ground still in use — saw a National League record crowd of 10,118 for Wrexham’s 3-0 win over League title rivals Stockport County.
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