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Re: Scum of the Earth

By My Tealeafe29/4/2015 11:14Wed Apr 29 11:14:24 2015In response to Re: Scum of the Earth

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I wrote to the club and copied in the Ryman league
"Dear Sir,

I attended last night's play off semi final match between Folkstone Invicta and Whyteleafe as a Whyteleafe supporter and was appalled at the lack of stewarding that prevailed on the night. Young kids of 14/15 led by a 40 something skinhead were allowed to “get in the faces” of the ‘Leafe supporters and hurl abuse, beer and other unspecified liquids at the traveling fans. The stewards at one stage turned their backs on the supporters to watch the match and seemed content to let it all kick-off behind them. As I had paid my £9, I would have liked to have watched the match myself rather than have a bunch of violent kids pushing and shoving me throughout the match.

You knew this would happen, it happened last year, it will happen again on Saturday, so why was it allowed to happen last night? Your own forum was full of calls to intimidate and “get in the face” of the traveling support. I notice a news photographer was present and taking photographs of last night’s match and she also turned to photograph the crowd, I can assist you in identifying the ringleader of this group, though as your stewarding and access controls are so poor, I can’t see how this would help you.

Your stewarding is appalling and it retrospect I should have called the police as this type of behaviour is totally unacceptable.

A few of your true fans came up to us after the match to apologise for the behaviour of a few of their fans and explained they only come to cause trouble.

This warning is to enable you to address your problem before Saturday’s Final with Merstham, If you choose to ignore it, you could have blood on your hands if the Merstham fans are less restrained than Whyteleafe’s were last night.

Yours sincerely

Tim Deadman MIEE

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