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Club statement

19 August 2022

Following Tuesday night's match at home to AFC Wimbledon, the club has issued the following statement:

Tuesday night’s performance and result at home to AFC Wimbledon encapsulated much of what we all love about football.
 
Like our supporters, we were proud of our players and the way in which they staged a comeback to earn a 5-2 victory in a highly-entertaining encounter at One Call Stadium.
 
Sadly, Tuesday night was marred by a group of mindless Mansfield supporters attacking Wimbledon fans after the game within Portland Retail Park.
 
The aforementioned Mansfield fans went out of their way to antagonise and attack innocent visiting supporters, leading to a small group of Wimbledon fans being locked inside the Burger King on Portland Retail Park for their own protection, and staff calling the emergency services along with concerned members of the public.
 
The club will do its utmost to ensure that these so-called Mansfield supporters are identified and appropriate actions are taken. The club would also like to offer an unreserved apology to the Wimbledon supporters affected by these senseless attacks.

We pride ourselves on being a family club and there is absolutely no place for incidents of violence and threatening behaviour. Such actions have no place in our local community.

It is very important to us that everyone who comes to a match at One Call Stadium feels safe without being threatened in any way.

The club is committed to ensuring that matchdays remain safe and enjoyable for genuine supporters and families.

The club will not tolerate such irresponsible behaviour and remains committed to taking the strongest possible action against anyone found guilty of being involved in criminal activities, including barring individuals from future games.
 

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