Instead of celebrating our 12th consecutive win in all competitions following the 4-2 win over Corby Town, Blyth Spartans have been left feeling dismayed – after receiving a complaint regarding a racist remark supposedly shouted from the stands during the game.
During the first half of our Evo-Stik Premier League encounter against Corby, a Blyth fan stood in the Plessey Road End is accused of shouting a racially insensitive insult at visiting central defender Aaron Brown.
With a number of Spartans supporters housed in the Tynetec Stand for the first 45 minutes of the match, the club are requesting more information regarding this incident and anyone wishing to help with inquiries are urged to email a statement to Ian Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any information sent within those statements will be held in the strictest confidence.
Blyth Spartans would like to apologise to Brown and Corby Town and we remind all supporters that any racist, sexist, homophobic or any other derogatory comments are completely unacceptable – as guilty parties will face sanctions for their actions. The club do not condone this behaviour and, not only does it reflect badly on the Blyth Spartans name, the majority of well-behaved fans should not have to put up with these actions from a small select few.
Source: Glen Maxwell (@glenmaxwell)