CRASH & BIRM

BIRMINGHAM fans clashed with stewards after invading the pitch following their disastrous relegation to League One.

Brum picked up just their 13th win of the season with a 1-0 victory over Norwich on the final day of the Championship.

But they were banking on a slip-up from Plymouth Argyle to maintain their second-flight status.

And Birmingham’s plucky rivals secured a massive 1-0 win against Hull to stay up by one single point.

The St Andrew’s crowd exploded into boos as the final whistle went against Norwich, with Plymouth’s result confirming Birmingham’s relegation.

And some supporters charged onto the field to express their rage in front of chairman Tom Wagner.

Fans chanted and yelled in anger as they clashed with stewards, with some being tumbled to the ground and pushed back to the stands.

The ugly scenes didn’t last too long as order was restored quickly.

But the sour atmosphere is sure to carry over into the new League One season, with Birmingham having been SIXTH in the Championship table earlier this term.

American financier Wagner, whose company Knighthead took over the club in July 2023 with backing from NFL legend Tom Brady, decided to sack John Eustace in October despite Brum’s fine form.

He then made Wayne Rooney the club’s new manager, with disastrous results to follow.

Wazza was axed in January after losing nine of his 15 games at the helm, with interim Steve Spooner overseeing one game.

Tony Mowbray then became boss but manager just eight games before taking a step back due to his health.

Brum turned to Mark Venus as their second interim boss of the campaign, yet he lost five of six games and was subsequently replaced by Gary Rowett.

The fan favourite, who previously managed Birmingham between October 2014 and December 2016, won two of his seven games while suffering just three defeats.

But the upturn in results was not enough to save Brum from the drop – Sun.

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