Ray Simpson / 22nd January 2019

Unacceptable behaviour by certain individuals: Statement from Darlington FC

Unacceptable behaviour by certain individuals: Statement from Darlington FC

Individuals excluded from home games

Over the last 48 hours since the Spennymoor game last Saturday, the club has taken strong action against individuals who have ignored our warnings about bad behaviour at home matches.

A number of individuals have received notifications that they have now been permanently excluded from Darlington FC home games because of their continued bad behaviour and general foul and abusive language.

We are also working hard on identifying other individuals who are indulging in anti-social behaviour, and they also face permanent exclusion.

We are sure that all of our fans, who want to enjoy their football in a family-friendly atmosphere, will support our action. We are grateful to those who have supplied us with valuable information regarding the incidents during and after the Spennymoor game.

Let us be clear – this football club will not tolerate the unacceptable actions of a tiny minority who are tarnishing our reputation, and we will not hesitate to issue further exclusions if necessary.