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FFS: For Football's Sake

Anti-social behaviour of any kind will simply not be tolerated

30 April 2022

As we head into the final home game of the season we would like to remind supporters that it is a criminal offence to enter the field of play at any time.

Supporters repsonded to the plea we made a few weeks ago as we all witnessed a series of pitch invaders and a bottle thrown onto the pitch.


As a result of those actions we were reported to the authorities. This is obviously not good for the club.


In addition, we had to take the decision that all bottles sold at the Warwick Road End of the stadium will now be decanted before the drink is handed over to the customer.


Chief executive Nigel Clibbens said at the time: “All four people who went onto the pitch were children.


“One was with a parent, and not yet even a teenager. The others were all aged 14 or under.


“They have all been banned and are being dealt with by police. The two from a previous game who did this have also been banned.


“We are now having to bring in, at extra cost, more additional stewards to deal with this. 


“We must remind everyone that going onto the pitch at any time is a criminal offence. It isn’t a joke, or a bit of fun, it carries serious consequences, no matter how old you are.”


FFS - For Football’s Sake - don’t do it.


Keep off the pitch.


You will be caught and you will be banned. We have a zero-tolerance approach to this kind of behaviour. 




The plan for Saturday is that the players will head to the dressing room at full-time and, very shortly thereafter, will return to the pitch with their families to see the fans, and sign autographs, take selfies and say thank you to you for your support.


Please note - if fans are on the pitch this will NOT happen.


Please think about everyone and stay off the pitch at full-time so that the players can come back out and show their appreciation following what has been a tough and challenging campaign.

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