Charlton Athletic fan banned following discriminatory comments
Charlton Athletic have made the decision to ban a supporter following a number of discriminatory, abusive and threatening comments made via social media
Following Monday’s announcement of the formation of Proud Valiants, Charlton’s first LGBT supporters’ group, both the club and fellow supporters received a number of discriminatory, abusive and threatening comments from an individual on social media.
The club has made the decision to ban the person in question, a 33-year-old season-ticket holder, from attending future fixtures at The Valley.
“The club would like to remind all supporters that it will not tolerate discrimination of any kind and that Charlton Athletic is a football club which offers a sense of belonging, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, disability or religion,” said Head of Matchday Operations Mick Everett.
“While we would have reserved the right to retain the individual’s payment for his 2015/16 season ticket, we decided to draw a line under the incident by offering to refund his money and excluding him from all home games.”
Charlton have also been contacted by Kick It Out, football’s equality and inclusion organisation, who have informed the club that they have passed on the offensive comments to the Police for further investigation.
From Charlton Athletic