‘Should be ashamed,’ ‘Vile’ – Plenty of fans react to Salford City statement following crowd disorder at Newport

Salford City have issued a statement following reports of crowd disorder at their game against Newport County at the weekend.

The club said it was ‘disappointed with the behaviour of some individuals in the away section of the ground,’ and apologised to the Exiles and their stewards before adding they are ‘cooperating fully with Newport and the Police to bring those responsible to account.’

Twitter is awash with allegations that a woman steward had her nose broken during the disturbances at Rodney Parade which took place during the Ammies 2-1 win.

 

The latest controversy comes after Northampton Town recently issued a statement appealing for witnesses after accusations emerged of racist and offensive chanting directed at the traveller community in the away end during Salford’s visit to Sixfields in October.

The Ammies are unpopular amongst many fans of other clubs who continually question the media portrayal of their romantic rise through the leagues. They suggest their rapid progress has more to do with the financial backing by Singapore based billionaire Peter Lim and the famous former Manchester United players who make up the ‘Class of 92’ than any football fairy tale.

Whatever the rights and wrongs of the club’s ownership, it seems there is a small minority of supporters following the club who are dragging Salford’s name into the mire.

Plenty of Salford supporters and fans of other clubs soon took to social media to respond to the announcement, and it appears clear the actions of some of the Ammies supporters are doing nothing to improve the club’s popularity.

It is also clear that many Ammies fans are embarrassed by an element of their club’s support.

Here is a small selection of responses to the statement on Twitter.

 

 

 

 

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