New Zealand international Tyler Bindon was among the players forced to leave the pitch when Reading fans forced the abandonment of their English League One match against Port Vale.
Hundreds of supporters staged a pitch invasion in the 16th minute to protest against Reading’s Chinese owner Dai Yongge.
Main photo: Reading supporters invade the pitch at the club’s Select Car Leasing Stadium.
Despite the urgings of match and club officials, fans refused to give up their protest, and the game was abandoned.
An EFL spokesperson said: “Every effort was made to restart the game,” said an EFL spokesperson. “But it became increasingly obvious that this would not be possible. We will now discuss the implications of this afternoon’s events with the clubs.”
Former East Coast Bays youth player Bindon (18) signed a two-year contract with Reading this season.
Sky Sports news coverage
Here’s how UK Sky Sports covered the pitch invasion, on Sunday January 14, 2024 (NZT).
All Whites’ next fixtures
Bindon’s next potential appearance for the All Whites is in late March when New Zealand take part in the four-nation W Cup in the United Arab Emirates.