Fundraising For Arrested Fans

The Newcastle fans who were arrested at Bournemouth have been in court today (Tuesday 2 April).

Matt Ritchie scoring that last minute equaliser and running towards the Newcastle fans who were in the part of the stadium nearest where he unleashed the half volley.

As the players celebrated in front of them, a number of Newcastle fans ended up at the side/edge of the pitch.

With a number of them arrested for allegedly encroaching onto the playing surface.

The Newcastle United Supporters Trust (NUST) who were assisting the arrested fans with guidance, as well as fundraising towards travel costs and basic legal costs (see link below – contributions still accepted if you would like to help), have revealed the punishment for the supporters involved.

The Newcastle fans had to travel back down to Bournemouth for a court appearance on Tuesday and NUST have revealed that they have been fined.

However, some common sense has prevailed with the court not also hitting them with football banning orders.

Even those people who would think they deserved some kind of punishment, would surely agree that any transgression was purely down to high spirits due to a last minute goal, rather than any malice intended.

A fundraising campaign has kicked off to help the Newcastle United fans that were arrested.

The Newcastle United Supporters Trust (NUST) have launched an online fundraising bid to help with ‘basic legal and travel costs’ for the Newcastle United fans who were arrested.