Man who dropped his trousers in front of woman among incidents of rowdy behaviour by Norwich City fans aboard trains

Carrow Road, Norwich
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Carrow Road, Norwich . Picture by Matthew Usher/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Matthew Usher/Focus Images Ltd

A man who dropped his trousers in front of a woman before making an indecent comment was among the incidents of rowdy and inappropriate behaviour committed aboard trains by Norwich City supporters.

The British Transport Police (BTP) said City supporters were responsible for 2pc of all incidents committed aboard trains by Premier League club fans in 2015/16.

Fans were reported for everything from being too rowdy to making lewd remarks, with one man even said to have dropped his trousers in front of a woman before making an indecent comment.

Canaries Trust chairman Robin Sainty said the actions were not representative of all City fans, adding that the club had a good reputation for being well-behaved, both home and away.

Figures from the BTP show that NCFC supporters accounted for just four out of 237 incidents committed by Premier League club fans across the transport network in 2015/16.


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On April 9, 2016, the BTP said it received two complaints about the behaviour of Norwich supporters aboard a service. That day, the club was playing away against Crystal Palace.

A woman reported that she had been abused by a group of fans, before one approached her, dropped his trousers and made an indecent remark.

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On the same day, a member of the public reported around 25 intoxicated supporters aboard a train. It was listed as 'disorderly behaviour' by the transport police.

On December 28, 2015, during a home fixture against Aston Villa, BTP officers had to board a service filled with city fans at the request of a train guard.

The guard had initially refused to take the train due to a large group of 'rowdy supporters'. En-route, the BTP said one of the fans instigated 'further disorder on the service'.

On the same day, an intoxicated fan was warned about his language of several occasions.

Figures from the BTP show that Ipswich Town fans accounted for two out of 246 Championship incidents in 2015/16.

Mr Sainty, from the Canaries Trust, said: 'The bottom line is, if you get a bunch of lads with access to alcohol, there will be the occasional example of exuberance. But they have a very good reputation for being well-behaved.'

West Ham fans had the most reported incidents against them of all Premier League clubs.

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