Birmingham to identify rioters

FOOTBALL: Birmingham City’s acting chairman Peter Pannu has vowed to come down hard on those fans the club manages to identify as having caused trouble during Wednesday’s Carling Cup quarter-final win against Aston Villa. Hundreds of fans confronted riot police at the final whistle, and the club confirmed they will hold an impartial investigation in to the rioting. Pannu said:?“We do not condone the embarrassing actions of certain individuals. A meeting has been called involving all parties concerned and we will of course support the football authorities and police in this investigation.”