Supporter Appeal: End Anti-Social Behaviour
At Cardiff City Football Club, we recognise and appreciate the tremendous support and passion of our fans at home and away fixtures alike.
Supporter behaviour has been excellent in recent seasons, and we’d like to take this opportunity to thank the significant majority of you who back the Bluebirds in the right fashion. As was the case against Nottingham Forest on the weekend, your support really can make the difference.
That spirited backing of the players was also overwhelmingly apparent at Ashton Gate when we visited Bristol City for the Severnside derby last month; however, the anti-social and criminal actions of a minority before, during and after the fixture brought significant shame upon our supporters’ name, not to mention embarrassment and upset to those representing Cardiff City Football Club on the day.
Echoing the EFL’s recent STAY AWAY message to all persons intent on engaging in anti-social behaviour at matches, Cardiff City Football Club reinforces that there is NO PLACE IN FOOTBALL for those claiming to represent us whilst acting in such a manner. Simply put, you are not welcome within the Bluebirds family, at Cardiff City Stadium or away from home.
We are currently in the process of working with South Wales Police and Avon & Somerset Police to hold the persons who caused the damage at Ashton Gate accountable for their reprehensible actions. Avon & Somerset Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward, HERE. Should you have information on those who caused the criminal damage, please call the Police on 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5222018809.
Three persons have been issued club bans for their behaviour within the stadium bowl at Ashton Gate and we await further information and guidance from the Police with a view to taking further action if and where appropriate.
Cardiff City Directors present on the day have apologised to Bristol City Football Club for the damage and have offered to pay for repairs to toilet blocks within the away end. By consequence of this significant outlay, it has been determined in consultation with Cardiff City Supporter Bodies that an additional £1 will be added to the booking fee of each away ticket sold for all away adult and young adult tickets (excluding OAP or juvenile tickets). This comes into effect for all away matches beginning with our trip to Millwall on February 12th.