Huddersfield fans branded 'an absolute disgrace' by Luton boss following play-off semi-final

Nathan Jones unhappy with Huddersfield fans following play-off semi-final pitch invasion.

Luton boss has branded Huddersfield fans 'an absolute disgrace' after supporters invaded the pitch to celebrate the Terriers' play-off semi-final win.

A late Jordan Rhodes goal settled the tie and sent Huddersfield to Wembley, where they will face either Sheffield United or Nottingham Forest for a place in next season's Premier League.

At the final whistle, Huddersfield fans swarmed onto the pitch, with Jones alleging some abused him whilst others ran to the Luton supporters to taunt them.

"The fans were an absolute disgrace," Jones fumed. "How one of us hasn't been…the stewards, I don't know why they turned up.

"We won't complain because football fans are like that, some are idiots. They didn't paint Huddersfield Town as a good club.

"They won the game, go and celebrate with your players, go and celebrate something wonderful. Instead they were more concerned making obscene gestures.

"I've seen little kids, I've seen a mother with a little kid. If that was my wife I'd be disgusted.

"They approached me, they abused me and done stuff to me. Some were OK, some congratulated us, but they haven't painted Huddersfield Town in a good light after that."

Huddersfield's trip to Wembley represents a startling turnaround in fortunes under Carlos Corberan, with them fighting against relegation for most of last season.

Corberan, who is in his second season in charge, has backed his players to complete the job and return to the Premier League.

"We knew that having the right mentality and the right character was going to be important if we wanted to reach Wembley," Corberan said.

"First of all, I must congratulate the players and I'm looking forward to the final.

"Nothing makes me feel more proud than seeing how happy they are and how much they identify with the team.

"We'll rest in the next couple of days and then we will start working towards that game and see who we are going to play.

"It was not an easy game and we had to work really, really hard.

"I don't think there was really a time where we were better than Luton, but we got the special moment from a set piece."

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