Burnley’s pre-season fixture against Hanover 96 was abandoned after hooligans went on the rampage at Turf Moor on Saturday.
Today’s game has been abandoned, on Police advice.
more to follow…
— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) August 5, 2017
Trouble broke out in the section occupied by Hanover fans, with seats thrown and reports that knives were brandished at stewards trying to keep the thugs away from the Burnley supporters.
With the situation threatening to get out of hand, the match was called off at half-time on police advice.
“Today’s game has been abandoned, on Police advice,” a message on Burnley’s official Twitter account read.
Burnley were leading 1-0 thanks to Ben Mee’s goal in their final warm-up before their Premier League opener at champions Chelsea on August 12.