Football supporters clashed in Lincoln city centre ahead of the Imps' home match against Luton Town, causing a pub to close.
Trouble flared between rival supporters at The Ritz Whetherspoons pub on High Street and police were called shortly after 1pm.
A local man was arrested for breaching a football banning order and the pub closed.
Inspector Jane Parks, of Lincolnshire Police, said: "There was a report of disturbance at the Ritz pub with broken glass and other bits and pieces.
"A local man was arrested for breaching a banning order and section 27 direction to leave notices were given to some Luton Town supporters."