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JOINT STATEMENT FROM TRUSTSTFC AND OFFICIAL SUPPORTERS CLUB ON RECENT EVENTS AT STEVENAGE
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JOINT STATEMENT FROM TRUSTSTFC AND OFFICIAL SUPPORTERS CLUB ON RECENT EVENTS AT STEVENAGE

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JOINT STATEMENT FROM TRUSTSTFC AND OFFICIAL SUPPORTERS CLUB ON RECENT EVENTS AT STEVENAGE

Sept 6th 2021 – Press Release Starts

The behaviour of a minority of Swindon Town FC fans at Stevenage on Saturday has been widely and rightly condemned as unacceptable. Although the vast majority of 1000+ Swindon fans behaved impeccably, the reputation of the club and its fanbase has been tarnished following the mindless actions that we saw taking place.

Both parties in this joint press release are aware of the reported issues where late in the second half, seats, sponsors hoardings and other items were removed and thrown towards the pitch and at stewards, after an alleged altercation between stewards and a small section of Swindon fans in the away end of the ground.

We are aware of claims that stewards did not act appropriately on the day and that is being followed up between both clubs, but regardless of any alleged unprofessionalism there really is no excuse for the behaviour of a minority of STFC fans and the associated damage caused.

For our club to succeed, everyone in the town needs to work together, as we’ve recently seen – both with volunteers working to help get the stadium ready and pack & ship shirt orders; and with local businesses coming on board to support the new owner and wider regime. However, the club risks now being fined and our Chairman, CEO and the wider fanbase have been extremely embarrassed.  

Swindon Town FC will now have to pay for all costs to rectify such damage, and to echo the statement made by Clem Morfuni and Rob Angus, we hope that Stevenage fans, directors and officials accept our sincere apology for such unacceptable behaviour, as this is certainly not how we as a club wish to be known.

Our two groups are now calling on the STFC fanbase to once again rise up and show both Stevenage FC and the wider EFL community what it means to be a community club, and what it means to be a Swindon Town fan.

One suggestion has been that a GoFundMe account is created with the aim of covering the damages and potential EFL fines. We will discuss this idea with the club tomorrow.

James Spencer board member at TrustSTFC commented “We at TrustSTFC do not condone such behaviour witnessed at the Stevenage game, whatever caused this it is completely unacceptable for fans to behave and respond in this way by causing such damage, and we will support the club and Stevenage FC in whatever way we can to drive this sort of behaviour out of football. We would like Stevenage to know Swindon are a family club and behaviour such as this is wholly unacceptable, and we apologise to Stevenage FC for such scenes”

Swindon Town Supporters’ Trust and Official Supporters Club

Press Release Ends

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