Southport`s excellent night of Emirates FA Cup football against Fleetwood Town, watched across the world via BT Sport, was spoilt by mindless individuals who threw highly dangerous flares on the pitch.

Southport with Police enforcement confirm any culprits found to have thrown flares last night or in the future will be banned for life from Southport Football Club and ALL football grounds via a banning order through the Police.

Southport take this mindless action not only stupid and irresponsible but dangerous to supporters and players alike.

Commercial Director Haydn Preece said: “This was a fantastic night of FA Cup football on the pitch, tarnished by utter stupidity of one or two idiots who endangered other supporters and players.

This was totally unacceptable and Southport Football Club expects Merseyside Police to take the action demanded with the culprits.

“We are looking to take Southport Football Club forward into the Football League based on family support and this behaviour was unacceptable”.


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