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NEWS: Coventry City issue reminder of behaviour expectations following further incidents at home and away games

28 December 2022

Club News

NEWS: Coventry City issue reminder of behaviour expectations following further incidents at home and away games

28 December 2022

Coventry City are reminding fans of behaviour expectations following further incidents at home and away games.

We have been made aware of the increasing problem of drug use before games and at games by a small minority of supporters, and we will be working proactively with Police to identify these fans and take action against them.

The issue of underage drinking at games has also been brought to our attention and we shall also be working with authorities regarding this too.

This follows a warning issued by the Sky Blues earlier this month regarding fan behaviour – this can be seen here

Incidents at recent games have included flares being thrown (hitting other Sky Blues supporters), anti-social behaviour and abuse towards other supporters, injuries to other supporters during goal celebrations and also fans standing on steps, despite instructions from stewards.

We know this is a minority of supporters whose behaviour is outlined above, but this is having a detrimental effect on other Sky Blues fans.

Any supporters found to be taking part in this behaviour will be subject to action from the Club and the Police, which can include behavioural programmes and Club bans from home and away matches.

Dave Boddy, Coventry City Chief Executive, said:

“We are aware of increased drug taking and usage at matches, and this has grown further in recent weeks.

“We work closely with Police already on a number of fronts, and will be working proactively with them and other colleagues regarding this issue and identifying those supporters who are doing this.

“Alongside underage drinking and other behaviour outlined, it is disappointing we are having to put out this further warning to supporters.

“However, we are determined to ensure that the actions of a minority do not affect the majority of fans, whose support home and away is fantastic.

“Fans who are found to be taking part in this behaviour will be banned and will be liable to further action from the Police.”


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