No charges against City for Wolves disturbance

Last updated : 10 January 2007 By Michael Morris
The long awaited procedings by the FAW into events at Molineux last March have ended with Cardiff City having no charge to face.

A disturbance in the away section saw the use of the West Midlands riot police resulting in innocent people getting hurt, including a middle aged woman.

City are away at Wolves against on Saturday week with no away supporters allowed. The national Football Supporters Federation are backing a march in Wolverhampton at 9am on Saturday January 20th to protest at the ban which has been imposed at the request of Wolves Chief Exec Jex Moxey.

Cardiff play at Molineux at 1pm.

Back in November Moxey stated

"Following the problems that Wolverhampton Wanderers and the Police experienced at the last two home matches against Cardiff City, the Safety Advisory Group convened a series of meetings regarding possible restrictions on the forthcoming fixture at Molineux.

"It was the unanimous view of the Group that, due to the severity of the problems at Molineux last season and the season before, the only reasonable way of preventing a repeat of those ugly scenes and ensuring public safety was to sell no tickets to visiting Cardiff City fans for the match on 20th January. An application to the City Council's licensing committee to support the SAG recommendation to amend the stadium's safety certificate was submitted."

Moxey says that the Football League agreed to the request from Wolves and the Safety Advisory Group to refuse to sell tickets to Cardiff City fans.