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Club Statement

Blackpool Football Club is working with the relevant authorities to identify certain individuals who opted to throw pyrotechnics and missiles during Saturday’s league fixture against Barnsley.

The Club will not accept such behaviour from a small minority at matches and adopts a zero-tolerance policy on the matter. These actions harm the Club’s reputation and run the risk of FA sanctions, which could see the Club fined, forced to partially close areas of its stadium and face increasing costs for the stewarding and policing of matches.

The financial consequences of this could affect spending on the first-team squad and infrastructure, as well as potentially impacting the price of tickets for future games. Away allocations may also be restricted.

Anybody identified as engaging in such activity will be subject to the appropriate sanctions, including banning orders and criminal prosecution. If anyone has any information connected to the incidents, they can contact Lancashire Police on 101.

Chief Executive Ben Mansford said:

“At a time when the Club is aiming to re-connect and attract a new generation of supporters to Bloomfield Road, it is sad that a small number are potentially jeopardising so much good work from so many connected to the Club.

“The passion of our supporters, which has created tremendous atmospheres both at home and away, has been lauded for the right reasons this season. However, we will not allow the behaviour of a few to ruin it for the fantastic support of the majority.

“The health and safety of all those inside football stadiums is paramount. We will be working with the SLO, fan groups and Lancashire Police to prevent further issues, like those witnessed, from occurring.”

https://www.blackpoolfc.co.uk/news/post/club-statement-barnsley-match
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Club Statement on 19:45 - Sep 27 with 267 viewsspell_chekker

There've been other incidents like this even before covid. Flares, running on the pitch type stuff.

Didn't one guy lose an eye or a couple of fingers or something outside the ground at the end of last season.

There have been warnings from the club that've gone unheeded. Continuing with the softly softly approach ain't gonna bear fruit. Chuck the book at 'em.

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Club Statement on 20:43 - Sep 27 with 262 viewsBringBackTheRedRoom

Club Statement on 19:45 - Sep 27 by spell_chekker

There've been other incidents like this even before covid. Flares, running on the pitch type stuff.

Didn't one guy lose an eye or a couple of fingers or something outside the ground at the end of last season.

There have been warnings from the club that've gone unheeded. Continuing with the softly softly approach ain't gonna bear fruit. Chuck the book at 'em.


TBH banning orders might be the least of their problems, spotted the police filming it.

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Club Statement on 12:04 - Sep 28 with 253 viewsBringBackTheRedRoom

Club Statement on 20:43 - Sep 27 by BringBackTheRedRoom

TBH banning orders might be the least of their problems, spotted the police filming it.



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Club Statement on 19:37 - Sep 29 with 243 viewsspell_chekker

Club Statement on 12:04 - Sep 28 by BringBackTheRedRoom



I reckon the club is on a last warning and the police are giving us a chance to get our house in order.

Dick-heads risk spoiling it for everyone.

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Club Statement on 19:37 - Sep 29 by spell_chekker

I reckon the club is on a last warning and the police are giving us a chance to get our house in order.

Dick-heads risk spoiling it for everyone.



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The statement reads: “Blackpool supporters will probably be aware of the extensive media coverage the club has been getting in recent days and weeks, focused on multiple instances of poor behaviour by a small minority of our own fans.

“This culminated at Saturday’s game with Barnsley, with our victory being marred by fans throwing missiles and attacking visiting supporters and their coaches.

“Earlier in the week the club issued a strong statement condemning these events and putting supporters on notice that further action could follow. On Wednesday the club’s chief executive met with representatives of all the main supporters’ groups to discuss the problem and its implications.

“These events are not consequence-free. The club will ban individuals when they can be identified, but we are already attracting the attention of the footballing authorities and financial penalties may follow.

“These might get more and more punitive if the problem is not dealt with and could run into hundreds of thousands of pounds very quickly.

“The police are taking a close interest and if behaviour does not improve, they may well insist upon more games being identified as high category matches and on reduced ticketing allocations for visiting fans.


“In the current climate they can’t be expected to sanction allowing home fans into the East Stand for big games either. All of this has financial implications for the club, who naturally want to invest in the squad and the club’s infrastructure.

“Higher police costs, reduced crowds and EFL fines could all negatively impact their ability to do so.

“Equally importantly, having in recent years built a reputation in football for all the right reasons, we are as a fan base in danger of throwing it away because of the antics of a few people.

“The undersigned groups all understand the club’s position and are determined to support its response to the problem. That includes supporting the steps the club intends to take, but we must also confront bad behaviour ourselves where we see it and help club officials in identifying those who won’t or can’t behave properly.

“Blackpool FC is lucky to have an owner and board who are ambitious and prepared to invest in the club’s future. We need to do our collective bit to support them, and that includes being ambassadors for the club home and away.”

This statement is issued on Friday October 1 on behalf of the following fans’ groups:

Blackpool Association of Supporters in London

Blackpool Supporters Association


Blackpool Supporters’ Trust

Leyland & Chorley Seasiders

Manchester Seasiders

Muckers Support Group

Tangerine Knights

Yorkshire Seasiders

https://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/sport/football/blackpool-fc/blackpool-fc-fans

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Club Statement on 14:15 - Oct 1 with 218 viewsspell_chekker

Club Statement on 10:24 - Oct 1 by BringBackTheRedRoom

The statement reads: “Blackpool supporters will probably be aware of the extensive media coverage the club has been getting in recent days and weeks, focused on multiple instances of poor behaviour by a small minority of our own fans.

“This culminated at Saturday’s game with Barnsley, with our victory being marred by fans throwing missiles and attacking visiting supporters and their coaches.

“Earlier in the week the club issued a strong statement condemning these events and putting supporters on notice that further action could follow. On Wednesday the club’s chief executive met with representatives of all the main supporters’ groups to discuss the problem and its implications.

“These events are not consequence-free. The club will ban individuals when they can be identified, but we are already attracting the attention of the footballing authorities and financial penalties may follow.

“These might get more and more punitive if the problem is not dealt with and could run into hundreds of thousands of pounds very quickly.

“The police are taking a close interest and if behaviour does not improve, they may well insist upon more games being identified as high category matches and on reduced ticketing allocations for visiting fans.


“In the current climate they can’t be expected to sanction allowing home fans into the East Stand for big games either. All of this has financial implications for the club, who naturally want to invest in the squad and the club’s infrastructure.

“Higher police costs, reduced crowds and EFL fines could all negatively impact their ability to do so.

“Equally importantly, having in recent years built a reputation in football for all the right reasons, we are as a fan base in danger of throwing it away because of the antics of a few people.

“The undersigned groups all understand the club’s position and are determined to support its response to the problem. That includes supporting the steps the club intends to take, but we must also confront bad behaviour ourselves where we see it and help club officials in identifying those who won’t or can’t behave properly.

“Blackpool FC is lucky to have an owner and board who are ambitious and prepared to invest in the club’s future. We need to do our collective bit to support them, and that includes being ambassadors for the club home and away.”

This statement is issued on Friday October 1 on behalf of the following fans’ groups:

Blackpool Association of Supporters in London

Blackpool Supporters Association


Blackpool Supporters’ Trust

Leyland & Chorley Seasiders

Manchester Seasiders

Muckers Support Group

Tangerine Knights

Yorkshire Seasiders

https://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/sport/football/blackpool-fc/blackpool-fc-fans


No place for this behaviour nowadays.

We're attracting a different and growing demographic.

Ban all idiots.

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Club Statement on 16:40 - Oct 2 with 205 viewsspell_chekker


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Club Statement on 16:44 - Oct 2 with 200 viewsspell_chekker

Blackburn have chucked a pyrotechnic on the pitch:


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