Unfortunately, we have witnessed a number of unacceptable incidents taking place with supporters over recent months and in the main those ‘fans’ who have brought the game/club into disrepute have been dealt with and a number of banning orders are now in place.
With this in mind and ahead of Tuesday’s fixture against Chesterfield FC we’d like to remind and reiterate the following information to supporters.
- Supporters are reminded that it is against the law to enter the pitch at any time and could result in a Club ban and criminal record. More importantly it puts the safety of players, coaches, managers and match officials at risk. We will have a strong Police presence in the ground along with intelligence gatherers, we would ask you to think very carefully before entering the field of play at anytime.
- Fans are also advised that the use of pyrotechnic devices inside a football stadium is a criminal offence that will potentially lead to Police action, prosecution, and a ban from football. These flares are extremely dangerous and can cause life changing injuries, including severe burns and breathing difficulties – We will be searching everyone entering the South & North Stands, this includes those under 16. This will be conducted by the stewarding team in conjunction with the Police. Anyone caught with a flare will be arrested & will receive a 5 year football ban & possible custodial sentence
We recognise that this unacceptable behaviour is being conducted by a small minority of individuals and that the majority of people attending our matches are a credit to the football club – All we are asking is for people to conduct themselves appropriately so everyone can enjoy the game safely.
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