Drone disrupts play by flying over stadium during League One football match


The referee officiating Doncaster Rovers and Wimbledon at the weekend was forced to stop play after a drone was spotted over the Keepmoat Stadium.

The delay came at the start of the second half on Saturday and meant play was stopped for around ten minutes.

On where the drone came from, Doncaster Rovers’ boss Grant McCann told the Yorkshire Post: “I have no idea, the referee said the rules are they could not kick off while there is a drone flying over the stadium. But it moved quite quickly.”

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He added: “To be fair, it is something I have used at Peterborough for training sessions but can say this was nothing to do with me.”

McCann cleared his name after he made a joke about getting his son to fly over the ground in order to suspend play, making reference to his side’s poor form.

This became the second incident in the space of a week which saw a drone interfere in action on the pitch.

Read more on CDP’s coverage on a similar situation in Scotland last week:

Man reported to Scottish authorities after flying drone over football match

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