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Limerick have told 30 of their fans that they are 'no longer welcome' at matches

Limerick says behaviour was “unacceptable” as fans expressed their disappointment.

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LIMERICK FC HAVE moved to ban 30 fans from their games following a dispute with a supporters’ group.

The group in question are understood to have expressed disappointment at their treatment ahead of Limerick’s opening SSE Airtricity League game against Bohemians.

But the club claimed that the fans were responsible for “unacceptable behaviour” and are “no longer welcome at our matches.”

“We are determined to build a family-friendly atmosphere at our games and such behaviour will not be tolerated,” Limerick said in a statement on Thursday afternoon.

“The club has received a number of complaints from supporters – many with young children – that stated their unwillingness to attend further games due to the above behaviour.”

Limerick host Longford Town in Jackman Park on Saturday evening. The club said they will be making no further comment on this issue.

Limerick FC’s statement in full

Limerick FC can confirm that a group consisting of 30 people have been informed that they are no longer welcome at our matches.

The club has taken this action following what it views as unacceptable behaviour by this group. We are determined to build a family-friendly atmosphere at our games and such behaviour will not be tolerated.

The club has received a number of complaints from supporters – many with young children – that stated their unwillingness to attend further games due to the above behaviour.

We feel it is in everyone’s best interests to protect these supporters and create the type of atmosphere that reflects our position as a community and family-friendly club.

Upon request, the club received a list of people from this group. We have advised the group that, should they wish to do so, individual representations can be made to the club’s Board to exonerate any wrongdoing.

Already, the club has received notice from a number of the mentioned individuals wishing to disassociate themselves from the group, which we welcome.

The club will be making no further comment on this issue. We are fully focussed on Saturday’s league game against Longford Town at Jackman Park where we hope to see full encouragement and support for the team.

Yours in Sport,

Limerick FC.

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