Just as well, really:
More than £1,000 of damage was caused when Jacqui Higginbottom's wing mirrors were smashed and a key was used to carve a mark along her car following the Crystal Palace match in December.
The mother-of-five is one of a number of people living in Sangley Road, which is opposite Selhurst Park, whose property has been damaged since police adopted new tactics this season to manage fans leaving the stadium.Hmmm, if police are shepherding them down this lady's road, are they not expected to watch what they are doing?
When Miss Higginbottom, who has an autistic daughter, asked an officer what she should do to ensure her property and family are safe on Saturday, she claims an officer told her to go out for the day.Oh, fantastic! So the damage will be a nice surprise for her when she gets home?
"I've lived here for six years and never had any problems until they started pushing all the away fans down our road. Why should the people who live here have to flee our homes because of a football match?"That's a damned good question. Is it just you?
Other people living in the street saw their vehicles and property damaged as 3,000 away fans were escorted to the railway station.So, what's the police response to this criminal damage going on right under their very noses?
Chief Superintendent Adrian Roberts defended the operation and described their actions as "mindless violence".
He said: "I'm convinced had we not taken the measures we did by keeping the fans separate as they departed the ground then we would be talking about people being injured as well as property being damaged."And people damaged - even rival football hooligans, who nobody should really give a damn about - will provoke all sorts of fuss and scrutiny of police tactics and a potentially hazardous situation for future promotion prospects.
Whereas property damage? *shrug*