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STATEMENT: Club Statement regarding pitch incursion by a supporter on Tuesday night

20 October 2017

Following the pitch incursion by a supporter on Tuesday night at our game against Forest Green Rovers, Coventry City can confirm that action has been taken against the fan.

Darren Kedzierski entered the field of play at the Ricoh Arena. This is a criminal offence, and as such the Police are investigating the matter.

The Ricoh Arena stadium has also issued Mr Kedzierski with a lifetime stadium ban and this applies to all events at the Ricoh Arena, including sport and music concerts.

Coventry City Football Club has issued a club ban to Mr Kedzierski, which applies to home and away matches, for the foreseeable future.

We know that football is an emotional game, and that Tuesday’s game was a frustrating one for supporters. However, there can be no excuse for entering the field of play and fans should not do this.

The club is always reluctant to issue bans to supporters for any reason, however it has been left with no option in these circumstances. 

Separately, the club and the stadium have investigated the incident and the response to it. We understand fans’ concerns regarding player safety and the response by stewards, and will work to address these concerns going forward.

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