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11 March 2019

“The way to stop fans coming on is to punish the clubs" says Luke after assaults on players

Luke Chambers says clubs should be given points deductions and made to play behind closed doors as punishment for supporters ‘attacking’ players on the pitch.

Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish was punched by a Birmingham fan during their derby at St Andrews on Sunday, while an Arsenal supporter made contact with Manchester United defender Chris Smalling at the Emirates hours later.

“It was scandalous what happened in the Villa game,” the Town skipper told the Club website.

“I’m surprised it hasn’t happened before. Well, I think it has happened before but people just forget about it.

“The abuse that players take has got worse over the years but it’s been allowed to get worse. I think it’s the society we live in now.

“The way to stop fans coming on is to punish the clubs because that punishes the fans. A points deduction and playing behind closed doors would stop it.”  

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