Jones: Fans have their part to play over hooligans

Dave Jones believesĀ supporters should take a stand against their own hooligans after Friday night’s attack on Chris Kirkland by a Leeds fans.

Jones told the BBC on Sunday: “”People that go to games that are disgusted, they’re the ones that should walk out and police their own fans.”

He also said he was wrong to call all Leeds fans ‘vile animals’ after Friday’s shocking incident, saying:”I apologise for tarring all the supporters amongst them but that’s what it’s going to take to sort it all out I think.

“Everybody got carried away with one person, as if it was just one person that caused all the trouble and it wasn’t. It was an accumulation – that’s why I said what I said.

“He was a hero, he ran in the crowd, they were slapping him on the back so what do you do about that? We’re always looking to blame other people. The only people that can stop it are the fans themselves.”

Leeds boss Neil Warnock has also apologised for his after-match comment with regard to the Kirkland incident when he said that the Wednesday keeper had ‘gone down like a sack of spuds’ after being assaulted by the fan.

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