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Hundreds Of Bristol City Fans Descend On The Club's Flag Day Ahead Of Barnsley Clash

Aug 08, 2017

Hundreds of Bristol City fans have descended on BS3 today to celebrate Flag Day as the club prepare to kick off their 2017/18 season.

City face Championship rivals Barnsley at Ashton Gate this afternoon and will be after those all-important three points from the first day of their next campaign.

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Fans have been buzzing with excitement over the football season returning and starting celebrating by gathering in and around the Three Lions pub in Bedminster.

Flag Day is a tradition that epitomises the club’s fandom with plenty of cheering and celebrations of the Robins.

Of course it isn’t for everyone with some fans getting particularly rowdy and flares being a big part of it.

Our City reporter Gregor MacGregor was at the pub as the crowds were building.

He said: “An explosion of sound and red smoke meant that Flag Day outside the Three Lions pub was in full effect.


“The crowd built and built from an initial 300 or so from just before midday to around 600 as the police closed off the road just after 1pm and supporters huddled together to sing up the Robins and sing down the Rovers.

“Flares? There were many. Initially the police marched any holders away, although younger fans passed them on as batons in a relay race as they were being led away.

“By the end that cacophony of riotous chanting and colour had taken over. It was tough to not be affected.”