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Sunday, 20 October 2013

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Fans celebrate the return of 1970s fashion

Football took a turn back into the 1970s today when a pair of flared trousers were thrown at assistant referee David Bryan.

West Midlands Police have arrested two men aged 25 and 47 over the incident. They were released on bail, and are expected to be interviewed by the fashion police when they arrive back in London.

Bryan was struck on the back of the neck moments after Andros Townsend gave Spurs the lead in the first half. Tottenham ended the game 2-0 winners over Aston Villa. It's thought the flares were brought into the ground as a protest against the increase in ticket prices, or possibly because Tottenham fans were recently warned they were not allowed to use the 'y' word.

A spokesman for the club condemned the throwing. "Honestly, this is disgraceful, who wears flared trousers in this day and age? We thought our fans were more fashionable than this. It has cast a shadow over our club, and taken us back to the 1970s. Whatever next? Brightly coloured shirts and cravats?

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