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Club Statement On Events At Port Vale

20 May 2022

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Swindon Town Football Club would like to issue the following statement in regards to events that occurred after our Playoff Semi-Final Second-Leg against Port Vale at Vale Park on Thursday night.

We are incredibly disappointed and upset to see our players, our staff and our fans put at risk by the actions of a small number of Port Vale fans who acted in an appalling way.

It is not acceptable that members of our playing and coaching staff’s safety was put at risk.

There is no place for behaviour like this in society, let alone on a football pitch, and it is incredibly worrying and saddening that there have been multiple examples of this inappropriate behaviour at matches this week.

We as a Football Club have reported the events of last night to the police, and we urge all relevant parties, including the FA, EFL, and Port Vale to fully investigate what happened on Thursday night and to take action against those involved.

Again, our players and staff should not feel at danger at their place of work, and our fans should feel safe going to support the team they love.

What happened on Thursday simply has no place in football and cannot happen again because it is unacceptable that people have been seriously hurt attending a football match.

We will now be letting the investigations take their own course and we won’t be making any further comment at this moment.

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