Brentford-Wolves suspended after unofficial drone spotted flying over the stadium 4 months ago

Brentford-Wolves suspended after unofficial drone spotted flying over the stadium

Referee Peter Bankes took the players off the pitch

Brentford's Premier League match against Wolves was suspended after an unofficial drone was spotted flying over the Brentford Community Stadium.

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The game was halted in the 28th minute after the referee spotted a drone flying above the pitch - which led to the players exiting the field.

Sky Sports' Ben Grounds, reporting from the Brentford Community Stadium, said: "What a strange half. Now play has been halted because there is an unofficial drone above the pitch here at the stadium. Referee Peter Bankes now summons the players off the pitch. Boos ring out here. Conor Coady looks bemused. The fans aren't happy at all. It's cold. Get it gone."

Brentford took to Twitter to announce that the players were still in the changing rooms due to the presence of the drone.

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Ed Aarons, reporter for The Guardian, revealed that the stadium announcer said: "Stadium announcer says 'don't blame us, blame the drone.'"

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The game was also stopped in the 20th minute when Mathias Jensen and Rico Henry smashed into each other, causing a clash of heads which led to both players bleeding.

Henry was replaced by Mads Roerslev following the collision and Jensen was taken off for Shandon Baptiste.

As both players were replaced by concussion substitutions, Wolves were permitted to make five changes in the game, while Brentford were still allowed to make the usual three.

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Once the drone had been cleared, play was able to resume - with the players conducting a short warm-up before getting back underway.

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