Firstly, well done to Derby County Football Club on reaching the playoff final.
Now to my main point. What a sad and pathetic sight those few thousand Derby fans who invaded the pitch after the penalty shoot-out victory over Southampton tonight were. The really sorry sight of players having to run for cover to avoid fans, depriving those good loyal fans who stayed in their seats the opportunity to congratulate their team must really sicken "real" Derby fans everywhere. However, the worst scenes were from those several hundred who ran over to the Southampton fans and attempted to goad them.
The Derby stewards appeared to be doing very little whilst the police were nowhere to be seen. Had this been in Italy or Spain we would have been complaining over and over again, and rightly so. To me, it was sickening to see hundreds of people gesticulating, insulting and gesturing at Southampton fans who, already gutted by losing a penalty shoot-out and facing a long and tiring journey home, then had to tolerate that sort of treatment from a mindless minority of Derby fans.
I hope Derby County will take action against those fans who invaded the pitch as it didn't give football or Derby County a good name.