Chesterfield have overturned the three-year ban given to Spireites fan Matthew Singlehurst.

It follows an appeal process, after Singlehurst was banned from the Proact Stadium following a Twitter argument with defender Anthony Gerrard. Gerrard was recently stripped of the captaincy at the National League side after what the club deemed social media misconduct from the 33-year-old.

Chesterfield issued the ban after Singlehurst turned up at the stadium ‘with the apparent intention of confronting the player.’

As part of a statement posted on the club’s website, Singlehurst said: “I am delighted that my ban has been overturned so that I can continue attending matches at the Proact. I follow the team home and away and have had a season ticket for over ten years.

“I sent a letter to the club after learning of the ban imposed, acknowledging that my conduct had been poor and apologising for my actions. This incident has taught me a lesson regarding the use of social media and I would urge others to consider their actions carefully before posting anything online.

“I would like to thank the club officials involved in the appeal process for the way they have handled the matter.”

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