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IMO it's bang out of order to blame the club for this.
1. Sounds like it was kilwinning lads that threw the first bottle into a group of beith fans.
2. There's only so much that committee can do and like hertha said, they were down to the bare bones.
3. At the end of the day, this happened OUTSIDE the ground. Committee have a duty of care for fans from both sides whilst inside the ground and by all accounts there were no incidents that could point toward any trouble at the end and. Beith committee can feel that they done all they could and helped with first aid for the injured lad.
These three points are obviously just my shitey opinion and don't count for anything but to blame the club is bad craic.
1 Doesn't matter who threw the first bottle both sets were up for it
2 Because your short staffed doesn't mean your not to blame.
3 Beith have a responsibility and a duty of care for fans leaving the ground tell the person who got the bottle in the face no ones to blame
4 As a previous post suggested they create a bottle neck by both sets of fans leaving at the same gate surely the answer is have another gate that supporters can leave separated may not stop it happening but at least Beith committee will be seen to be doing something and if it stops then great