So I was slap bang in the middle of this and this is how I saw it. Shortly after our goal and amidst all the usual taunting and faux aggression a big gap and a couple of lines of bizzies allow, a lady a little down the front row starts shouting at stewards about her son, I thought he was just scared of the intimidating atmosphere, but in hindsight I think he was struck by a coin or something. As they are being taken out for treatment more stuff starts raining down on us bottles, coins, seats, lighters etc it was then that stuff started getting slung back. Some fingers were pointed aggressively, lots of fuck of type shouts a couple of lads half heartedly trying to get closer. Then the split fans tried getting on the pitch the police went in and pushed them back. Realistically it wasnt much more handbags. If it was Stoke or Newcastle they would have been laughed at. It because they were load bouncy, intimidating ultras it feels a lot worse. The police then turned there cameras on us so I did a little fat man dance for him.
Credit to the police and stewards who contained it well without resorting to the armoured robocop style tactics you see on the continent.