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Club statement on targeted personal abuse

20 April 2023

Club News

Club statement on targeted personal abuse

20 April 2023

We understand that overall results and performances in the last two years have not met expectations and respect the right of our supporters to express their views.

However, there is a limit to what we consider to be acceptable. When the expression of views becomes abusive, either in person or online, a line is crossed.

Unfortunately, there have been occasions when that has been the case throughout this season and last. Most recently, members of staff were subjected to horrendous, deeply personal comments during a match, that certainly could not be considered reasonable in any environment.

Regardless of the potentially negative impact on an individual’s ability to carry out their job, no one should face such abuse in the workplace, even if that is in the incredibly emotive environment of professional football.

We will not tolerate any personal abuse directed towards players, coaching staff or any other staff member employed by the club.

While we are aware the vast majority of our supporters will agree with us that personal abuse of club officials should not be tolerated, there is unfortunately a minority who believe that constant targeted abuse is acceptable.

Should this harassment continue, the club will consider all available action.


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