Two male youths plead guilty to incidents at Dagenham & Redbridge
Two male youths have pleaded guilty to racially aggravated public order offences following incidents which occurred at Dagenham and Redbridge’s ‘Daggers Against Racism Family Fun Day’ against Bradford City on Saturday 3 March 2012.
Besides their individual sentencing of a four month referral order to a local Youth Offending Scheme and £75 costs they are subject to three year bans that prevent them from attending football matches.
Following the verdicts Dagenham & Redbridge Managing Director Steve Thompson said, “Dagenham & Redbridge FC is a fully inclusive club and abhors any form of prejudice. Together with the Metropolitan Police we have shown that we will not tolerate behaviour of this kind within our ground. We are pleased to see that the appropriate action has been taken against these individuals.”
Metropolitan Police Chief Inspector Richard Goodwin said: “Families, groups and individuals have the right to support football and attend matches without fear of harassment of any kind. Police will apply to the court for a football banning order on anyone who thinks it is okay to cause alarm and distress to others to spoil their enjoyment at football events.”