- 15 Jul 2008
- In the cricket club at Burnley away
City have banned loads of fans who haven’t been prosecuted, and often for things far less serious than what this person is being accused of.yeh i think the video dosnt give enough evedence on its own although there is a frozen frame which says a definate yes, it will most likely go to the CPS and be returned not in the public interest, cant see how the club can ban him if he's not prosecuted,that would be like a staement saying guilty without a hearing so i think the clubs hands are tied
When we won the league against West Ham in 2014, after Kompany scored the 2nd goal someone near us let a flare off and dropped it on the floor. My mate - somewhat naively - picked it up and waved it above his head in celebration for 2 or 3 seconds before dropping it. The stewards spotted him and moved in about 10 minutes later. The police got involved as well and we spent much of the rest of the half on the concourse trying to sort it out. He fessed up and was totally co-operative but they had to cart him off down the station anyway presumably as a procedure. About an hour or two after the game ended, commonsense prevailed and they released him without charge. He thought that would be the end of it but I had this niggling feeling that it wasn’t, and sure enough he got a letter off City some days later saying he was banned for the whole of the following season. Numerous appeals fell on deaf ears.