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Children in tears after bloody violence at Kirby Muxloe football fun day

Children in tears after bloody violence at Kirby Muxloe football fun day

Children were left in tears after a day of football fun ended in a bloody clash between two men. Leicestershire Police are investigating the incident, which happened at Kirby Muxloe Football Club during an under-10s tournament involving youngsters from across the county.

One parent described what he saw: “It was after the matches had finished and the kids were getting their medals and prizes at the end. One of the teams got a trophy and one of the other parents started swearing at one of the managers of the winning team.




“He then started punching him in the head in front of the children. The man was bleeding from his face – it was quite horrific and lots of the children were crying, wanting to go home.”

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The witness, who was there with his seven-year-old son who plays for a Croft team, said he had witnessed plenty of verbal abuse at football matches – often parents shouting abuse at referees – but nothing like what he saw on Saturday, June 29. He said: “Some of the children were so upset they said they didn’t want to play football any more.

“There is a photo circulating on social media showing a little boy with a trophy and some of the man’s blood on his face.

“The man ended up being dragged away by other parents. It completely ruined everyone’s day.”

He said it didn’t end there. “When we left, the same man was standing in the parking lot yelling abuse at moms and dads,” he said.