English soccer team investigates fight between goalie and opposing fans

Tuesday February 24th, 2015

English soccer club Kingstonian FC, based outside of London, has started an investigation into an incident in which the team's goalkeeper entered the stands and had a physical confrontation with opposing supporters in the aftermath of a 2-1 loss, according to a report from the Guardian.

It is not yet known what prompted Rob Tolfrey, the Kingstonian goalkeeper, to enter the stands and confront fans of Kinstonian's opponents Bognor Regis. Eventually, players from both teams and members of security intervened to break up the altercation, before Tolfrey's Kingstonian teammates led the 27-year-old away from the incident. Players from both squads also scuffled with one another after the final whistle. 

Police were called to the scene, which was captured on video.

On Tuesday, Kingstonian released a statement saying that the team was "conducting a thorough investigation, while working closely alongside Bognor Regis Town FC, with whom we have an excellent relationship."

Metropolitan Police, who responded to the incident, also said they were investigating "reports of a fight between players and supporters." The police added that there were no arrests and no injuries.

Tolfrey's Kingstonian side lost to Bognor Regis, 2-1.

Kingstonian currently stands at eighth in the Ryman Isthmian Football Football League with 54 points, while Bognor Regis is tenth, with 52 points.

- Christopher Woody

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