Vanarama National League club Guiseley have confirmed that a supporter found to be racially abusing a Boreham Wood player has been banned from Nethermoor.

The incident took place during Saturday’s National League club between the two sides, a game that saw the Lions notch an impressive Guiseley-AFC-Web-Logo-300px1win over their visitors.

Goals from Rob Atkinson, Will Hatfield and Jake Cassidy sealed the win over the Wood, but the day was marred by the actions of one supporter.

In a statement released on their website Guiseley decribed the actions as “totally unacceptable”.

Unfortunately Saturday’s fantastic win over Boreham Wood was somewhat marred by an extremely unusual incident of racial abuse directed at a Boreham Wood player.

The matter was reported to stewards and the perpetrator was swiftly ejected from the ground by security staff in line with the Club’s Ground Regulations (Regulation 11).

The Club considers that behaviour of this nature is totally unacceptable in all walks of life and whilst the person in question is not a regular Guiseley supporter, his unsavoury behaviour does not reflect the ethos of Guiseley AFC and its supporters, and as such he is banned from Nethermoor.

Kick it Out applauded the actions taken by the club, with a spokesman saying “

“Kick It Out notes the swift and positive action taken by Guiseley FC to ban a supporter from Nethermoor after being found guilty of racially abusing a Boreham Wood player during their National League fixture.

“It is essential that clubs, regardless of level, deal with incidents of discrimination seriously and as swiftly as possible. Guiseley have done this and should be commended for their actions.”

Article: Mark Carruthers (@marknldaily)

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