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WATCH: Wall collapses in stadium during goal celebration

Fans of Welsh club Caernarfon Town miraculously escaped unscathed when a wall collapsed onto a football pitch after their team scored.  

The goal, netted by Caernarfon Town's Darren Thomas, sent 300 joyous fans flooding forward, which resulted in the wall giving way. 

"There were about 300 fans behind the goal. Darren Thomas scored and, as he ran towards the fans, they surged forward and part of the wall collapsed," said an eyewitness. 

"I heard a bang and these people started falling. As the people in front fell, the people behind were falling on them. I was horrified.

"How on earth nobody was hurt, I don’t know. It was a miracle. There were children in the stand. We could have been looking at a very different story. It could have been a tragedy.

"They stopped the game for about 15 minutes. The fans stood back and helped to clear the breeze blocks from the pitch. Before the referee re-started the match, he came over to thank them for being so understanding and well-behaved."

 

 

Supporters praised

Supporters were praised for their conduct in dealing with the situation. 

A Caernarfon Town F.C spokesman said: "Thankfully there were no injuries. We want to stress that there is no blame attached to anyone.

"There were over 1,200 people inside the ground, all of whom were impeccably behaved. The supporters helped to cordon off the area following the accident, and complied with the request of the referee to move to a nearby part of the ground."

Source: Mirror Online

 

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