Wolverhampton Wanderers, last seen in the Premier League in May 2012, ran out 6-4 winners in a wild League One match against Rotterham on Friday in which two players bagged hat-tricks and the teams combined for five—yes, five—goals in the final 10 minutes.
The win propelled Wolves back into the championship after a brief, one-year absence, and as such it was probably no surprise to see the home fans celebrating by storming the pitch. Nouha Dicko scored a hat-trick for the hosts and the victory pulled Wolves within just four points of the League One title.
Thing is, the home supporters didn't just storm the pitch once, or twice, or even three times. All told, the fans at Molineux invaded the playing surface four times.
No worries, though. It's not like the club will face an FA fine or anything.
What's that? The Express and Star would like a word:
The first invasion came as captain (Sam) Ricketts gave Wolves the lead.
It was followed by a second invasion when Michael Jacobs hit a shot into the side netting.
Two more pitch invasions followed when Kevin McDonald scored Wolves' sixth goal and again at full-time.
Wolves will now face an anxious wait to see if they are punished by the football authorities.
The club has condemned the actions of fans who invaded the pitch.
Wolves said, in a statement on the club’s website: “Wolves, in the strongest possible terms, have today condemned the pitch incursions from some Wolves fans, which marred the club’s 6-4 victory over Rotherham United."
We hope it was worth it, but feel free to judge for yourself. One invasion appears in the video above (h/t SB Nation).
To which we say: What? No flares?