It was one of the clashes of the weekend in League Two, Tranmere Rovers reeling in MK Dons with a fine win, closing the gap between four sides hunting a top three spot.
Mickey Mellon’s side secured all three points and in doing so left themselves in a fine position to trouble Mansfield, MK and Bury for the two remaining automatic promotion spots.
It’s been a huge effort from the National League play-off winners from last season, but they’re in good form and look highly likely to break the resistance of the other three sides.
However, scenes at the end of the game marred what should have been a wonderful day for Rovers. MK Dons striker Chuks Aneke appeared to throw something into the crowd after allegations of racist abuse being directed at the players.
A statement from Tranmere Rovers, identical to one released by MK, has attempted to clarify the situation, stating not only was there no evidence or reports of racist behaviour, but that Aneke had a sweep wrapper in his hand and there’s no evidence of him throwing it at anyone.
It has been stated that MK Dons have warned the player about his conduct, and that Tranmere are taking steps to prevent hostility towards opposition players, but there will be no further comment until the police have conducted their enquiries.
Clear as mud then. Aneke, fresh from 90 minutes of action, managed to rustle up a Werthers Original from somewhere and not throw it, plus the alleged racist abuse was fabrication, Apparently.
These situations do get heated and MK Dons had missed a great chance to give themselves an advantage in the promotion race, but the scenes were not befitting of either club.
Nobody got hit, the police didn’t have to stop the opposition manager escaping, but still…..