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Brentford's Clash With Wolves Interrupted After DRONE Spotted Above The Brentford Community Stadium

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Brentford's Clash With Wolves Interrupted After DRONE Spotted Above The Brentford Community Stadium

Brentford’s Premier League match against Wolves was interrupted in bizarre circumstances on Saturday after a drone was spotted flying above the Brentford Community Stadium.

The match was called to a halt midway through the first half after the drone was seen flying above the ground in west London.

Both sets of players were taken off the pitch by referee Peter Bankes as a precaution.

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The disruption lasted for roughly 15 minutes before the drone was taken down, with play resuming shortly afterwards.

It was the second lengthy delay in the match, after play was stopped earlier in the half because of sickening clash of heads between Brentford team-mates Mathias Jensen and Rico Henry.


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The pair collided while attempting to clear a ball and were treated on the pitch for several minutes.

Both players were thankfully able to walk from the pitch but were unable to continue, with Mads Roerslev and Shandon Baptiste brought on as their replacements.

The two lengthy disruptions meant that an astonishing 19 minutes of additional time was tagged on to the end of the first half, which ended goalless.

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Wolves would go on to win the match 2-1, with midfielder Ruben Neves scoring the winner after Ivan Toney had cancelled out Joao Moutinho's opener.

Adama Traore also had a goal disallowed for Wolves in the final minutes, while Brentford boss Thomas Frank was sent off after the final whistle.

It is not the first time a drone has caused a high-profile football match to be suspended.

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Back in 2014, a Euro 2016 qualifier between Serbia and Albania was abandoned after a drone carrying an Albanian nationalist banner appeared above the pitch in Belgrade.

Serbian player Stefan Mitrovic pulled down the banner down which prompted an angry reaction from Albania international Bekim Balaj.

This in turn triggered a pitch invasion by Serbian supporters, causing the match to be called off - with Albania later awarded a 3-0 victory.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter

Topics: Brentford, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Premier League, Football

Rory O'Callaghan
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