Massive pitch invasion in the English league as match is forced to be abandoned

The match between Reading and Port Vale had to be abandoned in the 16th minute due to a massive pitch invasion.

The Royals hosted Vale at the Select Car Leasing Stadium in League One on Saturday afternoon.

In the 16th minute, a large number of home fans stormed the pitch in protest, after throwing tennis balls onto the field.

The pitch invasion served as a symbolic gesture representing the points deducted from Reading under owner Dai Yongge, who purchased 75% of the club’s shares in 2017.

Once a Premier League club, Reading are heading towards the fourth tier of English football and recent years have been plagued by late wages, unpaid taxes and other financial irregularities.