POLICE are investigating allegations that a football commentator was BEATED after Wrexham’s National League play-off semi-final loss to Grimsby Town.
John Tondeur, a Grimsby fan, was working for the BBC at the Racecourse Ground when Wrexham were beaten 5-4 after extra time in a thrilling fifth division encounter.
But after the game, the radio station tweeted: “Well probably the most exciting game I’ve ever commented on and certainly the first time I’ve been beaten commenting!
“For those asking, I’m absolutely fine, but only because the perpetrator wasn’t a great marksman.
“A report will go to Wrexham, if only to prevent it from happening again.
“It’s a shame because both fans were brilliant.”
He then told BBC Sport: “It was a completely isolated incident and I will not allow the memory of a brilliant football game to be tainted.
“Wrexham are a fantastic football club with good staff and supporters and I look forward to returning – hopefully with both clubs in the Football League.”
North Wales Police confirmed they had received a report of an alleged attack on a radio commentator.
The authorities are looking for witnesses.
A Wrexham club spokesman said: “We acted quickly to gather as much information as possible and have passed it on to North Wales Police who we will be working closely with on this matter.”
Meanwhile, Wrexham, owned by Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, will have to wait at least another 12 months before moving up to the second division.
Grimsby play Solihull Moors for a place in England’s fourth division on Sunday.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/5462247/commentator-punched-wrexham-national-league-play-offs/ Police are investigating after the commentator ‘PUNCHED’ during the National League play-off loss at Wrexham to Grimsby