League of shame shows 15 Doncaster Rovers fans arrested

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Fifteen supporters of Doncaster Rovers were arrested last season, making it onto a league table of shame of the country’s worst behaved fans.

Newly released figures show that nationwide, there weree 2,456 match-day arrests last season and there were also 589 new banning orders.

Rovers currently have eleven banning orders in place - and the club is ranked lowly on the table compared to scores of other clubs.

Nationwide, arrests for violence more than doubled from 273 to 554, while 42 thugs were collared for racist chanting – up from 23 the previous season.

Cardiff City, Chelsea, Manchester United, Leeds United and Millwall topped the list of Britain’s roughest clubs.

There were 2,363 arrests during the 2011-12 season - the lowest on record - and a huge drop from 3,391 in 2009-10.

Last season, with arrests rising, there were 589 new football banning orders – taking the total number nationally to 2,451.

Lower league and non-league teams such as Bradford City, Bristol City, Grimsby Town and Scunthorpe United were among the worst for banned supporters, despite their low gates compared to most teams in the Premier League and Championship.

Newcastle United were top of the league for arrests, with 175 fans nicked on match days.

Champions Manchester United were second, with 145 and Championship outfit Leeds third, with 101.

More than half of arrests were for public disorder and booze-related incidents.