Port Vale’s chairman, Norman Smurthwaite, sparks spat with Crewe fans

30 January 2015 19:46
• Norman Smurthwaite says wife ‘fears for her life’ on visits to Crewe• Crewe fans complain of attacks on their coaches at Vale ParkTensions are running high between the League One neighbours Port Vale and Crewe Alexandra, with the Vale chairman claiming his wife “fears for her life” when visiting their rivals’ ground.Norman Smurthwaite, the Port Vale chairman, provoked an angry response from Crewe followers after belittling their away support levels on Twitter before last Saturday’s match between the sides, which Crewe won 1-0 in front of a travelling contingent of 1,384. Continue reading......read full article

Source: TheGuardian