Gloucester City have suspended four people from attending their games until investigations have been concluded into disturbances at the recent game with Whitehawk.
Gloucestershire Live reported recently that ‘travelling fans from Gloucester City AFC were attacked’ as the Tigers played Whitehawk FC in Brighton in the National League South. It was reported that crowd trouble came soon after the match finished:
‘Witnesses allege about 15 men, with their faces covered by scarves, rushed a coach of Gloucester fans as they were leaving, using belts and throwing rocks.’
The club has now issued the following statement:
‘Following incidents which occurred at Whitehawk FC on Saturday 24th February, it takes very seriously the good name of the club and will always act positively to ensure the safety of anyone attending a match whether at home or away.
As a consequence of Police enquiries and an investigation launched by the Football Association, the Club has taken a decision to suspend entry to four named individuals to any games played by the Club either at home or away until such time the said enquiries and investigations have been concluded.
We are in the process of serving Suspension letters seeking their cooperation.
The Club will then determine if further action is warranted.
Until these investigations are concluded the Club will issue no further comments.’