Football thugs smash rivals with pool cues and glasses as violence erupts in pub

Horrific footage reveals the second a bunch of soccer thugs attacked rival supporters in a pub in Carlisle.

Drinkers watched on in shock as 9 males battered one another with pool balls, pool cues and beer glasses at Gallagher’s Irish bar within the centre of the town. The incident concerned Celtic and Hibernian followers and occurred again October 2021.

It’s understood the group of Hibs supporters had met up with some Oldham Athletic followers, who had travelled to the border city to see their aspect in motion towards Carlisle United. Three of them walked into Gallagher’s and encountered six Celtic followers, and violence shortly ensued.

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CCTV footage from contained in the pub reveals people hurling snooker balls at one another, and one man was seen launching a chair throughout the room. Punches then began flying because the brawl spilled out into the hall in direction of the exit of the constructing.

The 9 hooligans have been sentenced at Carlisle Crown Court on Friday for football-related dysfunction. Seven of the followers have been jailed for between seven-and-a-half months and 13 months, with two given suspended sentences. They have been additionally handed soccer banning orders totalling 60 years.

Beer glasses and pool balls were launched, and one man even threw a stool
Beer glasses and pool balls have been launched, and one man even threw a stool

Speaking in regards to the incident, police inspector Kim Brown stated: “The men involved in this incident acted with complete disregard to safety of other people within the pub and the surrounding area. Given the level of violence used, it is only by fortune that nobody was seriously injured.

“All 9 males concerned affiliated themselves as supporters of two soccer golf equipment and engaged in such senseless, violent exercise. Our officers have been fast to intervene and made numerous arrests on the scene. Following an investigation, we have been in a position to determine the opposite people concerned and produce them earlier than the courtroom.

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“I do hope that this sends a clear message to anyone who believes they can act in such a manner, that such disorder will not be tolerated in our county. We have strong working relationships with other police forces, and we will work together to identify and prosecute those who engage in football-related disorder.”