Clubs and police consider action against dozy seat ‘thief’

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The two football clubs at the centre of a row about a seat allegedy stolen from Doncaster Rovers’ Keepmoat Stadium are considering action against the supporter thought to be responsible.

Both Middlesbrough and Rovers have said they are currently deciding what course of action to take after a fan, believed to be Boro supporter Lewis Crowe, posted photos online boasting of taking the seat during Saturday’s 0-0 draw between the two sides.

The photos, circulated on Facebook and Twitter, show the supporter making a rude gesture to the camera and clutching the red seat emblazoned with the lettering UTB in white adhesive tape. UTB stands for a Middlesbrough slogan, Up The Boro.

A spokesman for Middlesbrough FC said: “We are investigating the incident and liaising with Doncaster Rovers with a view to taking action against the alleged perpetrator.”

Doncaster Rovers also confirmed that they were discussing the matter before deciding on what action to take.

And both Cleveland and South Yorkshire Police forces have said they have been made aware of the incident and were also investigating.

Angry Doncaster Rovers fans blasted the supporter on Facebook, calling for him to be prosecuted and banned from attending football matches.