Luton manager brands Huddersfield’s pitch invasion ‘an absolute disgrace’

Luton Town manager Nathan Jones has labelled the Huddersfield Town fans who invaded the pitch and taunted his players after their play-offs defeat as “an absolute disgrace”.

Thousands of celebrating fans at The John Smith’s Stadium poured onto the pitch on the final whistle after the Yorkshire club had booked their trip to Wembley with a hard-fought 1-0 win.

Many headed straight for the Huddersfield players but some chose to target the dejected visitors, including former Leeds United midfielder Robert Snodgrass.

“Their fans were an absolute disgrace,” said Jones. “I don’t know why the stewards turned up.

“Some idiots didn’t paint Huddersfield as a good club. You’ve won, go and celebrate with your players. Instead, they were more concerned with making obscene gestures at us.”

“They abused me. Some were okay and congratulated us, but some have not painted Huddersfield Town in a good light after that.

“To be fair, a lot of them might not be true Huddersfield fans, as they were more concerned with taunting and abusing our fans.”

Huddersfield will face either Nottingham Forest or Sheffield United in the Championship play-off final. Forest hold a 2-1 lead heading into Tuesday’s game at the City Ground.

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