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Brighton & Hove Albion want explanation for rail chaos

Rail operator Southern has apologised after crowds of football fans were left "stranded" when trains were cancelled at short notice after a match.

Chief executive of Brighton & Hove Albion football club Paul Barber said the disruption was "unaccep­table" and he wanted a full explanation.

The football club said the rail operator made several late and unannounced cancel­lations just before the end of the match "creating chaos".

Mr Barber said: "It's totally unacceptable from Southern rail to leave passengers stranded in this way and we will be demanding a full explanation from them as to why they so badly let down supporters of both clubs."

He thanked both Brighton fans and Aston Villa supporters for their "patience and under­standing in frustrating circum­stances".

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