A group of Derby County fans, including children, became & # 39; terrified & # 39; left behind after Aston Villa fans smashed the windows of the coach in which they had traveled to Wembley.
Shocking images sent to Derbyshire Live show the moment when a young child was crying when the window next to him was destroyed by a criminal wearing an Aston Villa shirt.
The killer apparently had thrown an object at the vehicle that was stuck in traffic just a few meters from the Wembley Stadium at that time.
A group of Derby fans remained terrified & # 39; terrified & # 39; after Aston Villa supporters had smashed coach windows
Shocking images make a young child cry when the window next to him was smashed
The video shows a number of Villa fans focusing on the Ridleys coach and making obscene gestures to Derby fans for police patrolling the area. Fortunately nobody was hurt.
But the Rams fan who filmed the attack said the incident had ruined her day. The police have confirmed that they are investigating the case and are trying to take action against those responsible.
The supporter, who does not wish to be mentioned, told Derbyshire Live that her and her mother's bus trip to the stadium had become a frightening experience when they arrived at Wembley.
& # 39; It was terrifying. I couldn't believe what I saw, & she said. & # 39; It was as if they (the fans of the Aston Villa) had not made sure people were inside.
& # 39; There was no incentive for Derby fans to start it. They were mostly older people inside. It was scary and very intimidating.
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& # 39; It has ruined our day. The result didn't help, of course, but we couldn't concentrate on the game because it had shaken us all and my mother was worried about how we would get home.
& # 39; There was a young boy about seven years old in front of me who screamed when the window next to him was smashed. I feel sorry for him because he is probably delayed to go to a football game again. I hope Derby County can do something for him.
& # 39; I feel that our safety was compromised, but to be honest, there was nothing the driver could do because he was stuck in traffic. I will never go to Wembley by bus again, that's for sure. & # 39;
After the game, a replacement coach was offered to take the supporters back to the center of Derby.
Now a crowdfunding page has been set up by Villa supporters to finance the repair costs for the coach. They raised £ 2,847 of their £ 25,000 and the page founder, Villa fan David Jordan, said he was & # 39; sick & # 39; by the attack.
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& # 39; It was a minority and they don't represent AVFC fans & he said. & # 39; It was heartening to see how many real fans were currently condemning this. & # 39;
Travel provider The Big Green Coach Company said it was deeply saddened by the incident and was in frequent discussion with customers and Wembley to prevent this from happening again.
In a statement, a spokesperson said: “On the way to Wembley, just a few hundred meters from the stadium, when the carriage approached the parking lot on Wembley Hill Road, one of the vehicles was attacked by bottle-filled Aston Villa fans and cans thrown at the coach not only causes damage to the vehicle, but understandable fear among those on board, including families.
& # 39; We are currently investigating the incident, talking to Ridleys (the operator) and the driver and all customers have been contacted today to collect more information.
& # 39; The route we have taken is a route that we have used for Wembley games that we have often used in recent years, and the fastest route to the official coach park from the highway where the coach came from.
Derby supporters sing for the play-off final in Wembley on Monday afternoon
& # 39; While we were talking to Wembley, this road was open to approaching vehicles, and it was unforeseeable that a group of people would behave in this way and we were saddened to hear news this morning.
& # 39; We will keep customers informed of any information from Wembley Stadium on how to get vehicles in Yellow Car Park in the future or measures to ensure that this does not happen in the future.
& # 39; A new vehicle was purchased for the trip home because we would never allow customers to travel with a damaged vehicle. We have collected video images from both onboard the vehicle and from the masses of people outside the coach and respond to customers who contact our customer service and social media. & # 39;
West Midlands Police & # 39; s dedicated Twitter account from Aston Villa said the actions had been lowered by supporters responsible. It said: & # 39; Disappointed to re-report coaches damaged due to persons on green throwing bottles in a canister with children.
& # 39; Deeds of a few let everyone down. I will view bodycam images of officers to identify the responsible #noexcuse. & # 39;
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