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CLUB NEWS: FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION HEARING – Wisbech Town

Following a hearing in Nottingham by the Football Association, Wisbech Town Football Club have received a substantial fine after being accused of breaching rule E20 – failure to ensure players and/or officials and/or spectators conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.
This was an aggravated charge on the grounds that Wisbech Town supporters directed racial abuse at the Bromsgrove Sporting goalkeeper Reece Francis at the FA Vase Fourth Round match played at Wisbech on 6th January. Reece attended the hearing and gave evidence as a witness.
In addition, Wisbech received another fine for a smoke bomb that was thrown into the Bromsgrove Sporting dugout at the same match.
Bromsgrove Sporting also received a fine for a smoke bomb that was thrown on to the pitch.

1 Response

  1. Nick Hatton

    Wisbech deserve to be fined. Reece doesn’t deserve to have to listen to that nonsense. It must have been very upsetting and frightening for him to be subject to this kind of language.
    If the club had shown that they were doing more to tackle this kind of activity themselves then the FA may not have intervened so severely. However, it doesn’t seem as though Wisbech co-operated with the police or did anything to identify the “supporters” involved and issue them with banning orders.
    Wisbech also need to take responsibility for the flares-even the ones thrown by Bromsgrove supporters. They should have been searching supporters as they came in.
    It is just a shame that Wisbech could not be thrown out of the competition. Bromsgrove’s FA Vase dream was sabotaged effectively by people’s behaviour off the pitch. Hopefully they will be able to rise above this by answering their critics on the pitch and winning the FA Trophy next season!

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