Southport FC have released a statement addressing recent supporter abuse.

The staement reads as follows:

‘The club would like to take the opportunity to clarify several policies regarding behaviour, communication and online abuse.

Southport Football Club is fortunate to have passionate and dedicated supporters who care a great deal about the club’s on pitch and off pitch performance. The vast majority of our supporters represent the club in an impeccable manner. The club receives regular feedback from other clubs praising the behaviour of our fans when travelling away. We know that the management, and the playing staff, are grateful for the support received during games, and for the willingness of fans to travel great lengths to watch the team, in any weather, in any circumstances. The club board is incredibly grateful for this, and we will continually strive to give you a club to be proud of.

However, the club was recently disappointed to receive reports from supporters attending with their families, of unacceptable abuse and foul language inside the ground.

Southport Football Club is a family-friendly club, and we cannot progress if families do not feel a part of our matchday experience. The club treats this matter very seriously and as such would like to clarify our stance on abuse, which will never be tolerated at our football club.’

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