(CNN)With three flashpoints in as many days, Britain’s football authorities are facing questions as to whether they are doing enough over the issue of player safety and their approach to hooliganism On Sunday, a spectator was able to run onto the pitch and swing a punch at Aston Villa player Jack Grealish during a match in English football’s second tier. Later in the day a supporter was also able to run onto the pitch in the Premier League game between Arsenal and Manchester United. Once again, the fan avoided stewards before shoving United defender Chris Smalling while celebrating his side’s second goal in Arsenal’s 2-0 win. “Commenting would only add to the attention he craved,” said Smalling on Twitter. Read More But it’s not just English football that’s had to deal with hooliganism in recent days. On Friday in Scotland, Rangers’ player James Tavernier was confronted by a fan during the match against Hibernian. Jack Grealish is helped to his feet after being punched by a fan. READ: Chaos reigns at Edinburgh derby between Hearts and Hibernian ‘A serious problem’ All three men involved in the recent attacks have been arrested. Paul Mitchell, the Birmingham supporter who punched Grealish, pleaded… Read full this story
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