Last night, watching the play-off fixture between Northampton and Mansfield, we were treated to yet another exhibition of flare throwing.
Back in January, I published an article – how-and-why-is-this-happening – asking how flares continue to be smuggled into the ground, has security laxed so much with flares now becoming even more common-place?
But what we’ve also seen this week is the joyous pitch invasions focussed on courtesy of several idiots being intent on causing carnage.
On Monday night, as Huddersfield Town supporters celebrated sealing a place in the Championship Final, at Wembley, things started to turn ugly as a group decided to bombard the Luton support resulting in the 85-year-old Luton supporter, Trevor Emery, being bloodied by a thrown coin.
On Tuesday night, as Nottingham Forest celebrated attaining a place in the same final, some lunatic thought it would be the sensible thing to do and headbutt, from behind, the Sheffield United striker Billy Sharp.
Now Sharp was merely standing on the touchline ushering his teammates towards the tunnel.
Like our own Mr Emery, Sharp was also bloodied in the shameful incident.
But credit to the Forest faithful who, upon hearing what had happened, decided to raise some money for Billy Sharp to donate to a charity.
The initial target was £500 but the last I heard more than £9000 had been raised, a remarkable achievement and one we, here at Vital Luton Town, applaud.
Now wouldn’t it have been nice if the Huddersfield Town support had decided to do something similar for Mr Emery!
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