Wrexham AFC have confirmed that seats were damaged during their derby game against Chester FC at the Glyndwr University Stadium on Saturday.
It had been a historic day for the Dragons, as they recorded their biggest winning margin in a derby for over sixty years.
However they revealed their disappointment that the day had been marred by the damage.
The club released a statement on their website confirming that around forty seats had been damaged and condemned the actions and asked for supporters to help find the culprits.
The statement read:
“To see such damaged caused by our own supporters to our stadium was very disappointing on what was a successful day on the field, where we recorded our biggest derby day winning margin in a league match against our closest rivals since 1953.
“The club is currently in discussions with North Wales Police and the stadium Safety Officer to establish the facts around the incident, which we estimate will cost the football club between £1,000 – £2,000 to rectify the damage.
There is no budget for these repairs and as a consequence, any costs incurred will only have a negative impact on first team finances for next season.
“Following the conclusion of the investigation by the relevant authorities, the club will
consider all options that it feels appropriate. This may result in criminal prosecution and/or stadium bans and please note that a stadium ban is exactly that and is not restricted to football matches, e.g concerts.
“We must remind supporters that whenever you are attending a football match, you are representing the football club as an ambassador and your behaviour at all times should reflect this. Although this was an isolated incident, among a passionate crowd of over 6,000 people, we cannot allow this level of damage to pass without comment.
“This statement is certainly not directed at the vast majority of our supporters, who as normal behaved in an exemplary manner on the day and were a credit to the club.
“If anyone has further information that will assist our investigation, then we urge you to contact us in confidence on 01978 280156 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to the short working week ahead, we will be unable to complete any repairs to the damaged area in the short term and as a result Blocks PG7 and PG8 of the Mold Road Stand will have to be closed for the match against Cheltenham Town on Easter Monday”