Lancashire Constabulary – Appeal over unrest at Burnley vs Arsenal football match in September

Can you help us identify these men?

We want to talk to the people in the pictures below following a messy incident that happened at the end of a Burnley game against Arsenal in September.

The match took place at Turf Moor on Saturday September 18the and the mess happened in the cricket pitch stand. Fans of both teams were separated, but items such as bottles and wooden seats were thrown across the line.

No injuries were reported by fans, although a flight attendant said he was hit by something.

We’re now asking for the public’s help in identifying the men in the footage – all believed to be Burnley fans – as part of our investigations.

London police have also made efforts to identify several Arsenal fans.

PC Dan Fish of Burnley Police said: “Football matches should be safe and family-friendly events, and the kind of mess seen at the end of the Burnley v Arsenal game is unacceptable. It was simply luck rather than judgment that no one was seriously hurt.

“An investigation to identify those responsible has been underway since September and we would now like to talk about these 14 men as part of our investigations. If you think you know who any of them are, please let us know.

Anyone with information should send an email [email protected] or call us on 101, citing newspaper 715 for September 18e 2021. You can also contact us online at

A Burnley FC spokesperson said: “Following the mess at Burnley’s game against Arsenal at Turf Moor on Saturday 18the In September 2021, the two clubs worked with Lancashire and the Metropolitan Police to identify those responsible.

“Several individuals have already been identified and are currently banned.

“Burnley and Arsenal football clubs have said those responsible will face lengthy bans in addition to any court convictions. Both clubs strongly condemn the behavior of their fans.

“We ask the public to contact the police with all the details of those contained in the images broadcast. “

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