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FA Response To Pitch Incursions

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10:52 6th June 2014

Wolves warned as to future conduct

Wolves have received the FA’s response to their investigation into the repeated pitch incursions during the final stages of the game with Rotherham on Friday, April 18th.

The repeated incursions at the end of the Molineux fixture at one stage prompted the referee to consider abandoning the match, while the vast majority of the crowd were critical of the supporters who had encroached onto the playing surface.

The FA have taken into account the various measures taken by Wolves both following the incursions and in aiming to prevent a repeat at the subsequent home fixture against Carlisle and, while there is no fine, the club have been warned regarding the future conduct of supporters.

Club Secretary Richard Skirrow said:  “We’re pleased and grateful to the FA that we have avoided a fine for the scenes at the end of the Rotherham game but understandably we have been warned regarding the possibility of “further reports of supporter misconduct”.  

“We made the point that those who did enter the playing area were criticised at the time by the vast majority of other supporters and that the club not only strongly condemned their actions in a post- match statement, but then took a number of measures to try and prevent a recurrence at the final home game versus Carlisle. I’m sure that the fact that there were no problems at that final fixture was taken into account.

“Four individuals that were already on a “good behaviour” order following a previous breach of ground regulations were identified as being amongst those supporters who came on to the pitch and they have now been banned.

“It is important that supporters appreciate that there are implications for the club in any misconduct matter and we need their help in complying with ground regulations and a key regulation amongst those is to stay off the pitch.”

 

 

 

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