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Three arrested after ‘Football Factory’ violence at Aston Villa match

Three men have been arrested after Aston Villa and Swansea fans brawled during ugly violence reminiscent, said one horrified mum, of scenes from hooligan film The Football Factory.

The mum said her young children had suffered nightmares after seeing fans fighting with “bottles and sticks” after Villa’s draw with the Welsh side on Saturday.

The mum-of-two also claimed her family witnessed a man being stamped on.

On the Aston Villa “news and scores” Facebook page, she called for the violence to be thoroughly investigated.

West Midlands Police yesterday confirmed disorder had broken out near to the Aston Hotel before the final whistle was blown.

On twitter, Aston Villa police unit said three men had been arrested for affray and enquires are “ongoing”.

The mother, took to the social networking site after the game and said: “My kids are really, really upset by what they witnessed this afternoon, that’s not right.

“They left the game five minutes before the final whistle and walked straight into what can only be described as a scene from The Football Factory.

“At least 25 adults armed with bottles and sticks laid into each other just yards in front of them.

“People were screaming but they still carried on. My son has already had one nightmare tonight.

“I’ve had to simplify it and say the naughty people are in prison and Santa won’t come to them ever again.

“To see a lifeless man on the floor being stamped on is a vision my husband and 15-year-old daughter will struggle to erase from their memory.”

James Matthews, another fan on the site, posted: “I walked past the Aston Hotel as it happened.

“A group of fans were getting battered.”

Police acted quickly to rubbish claims an individual was stabbed during the trouble.

Bron: birminghammail

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