‘Don’t come here expecting to cause trouble’ warning to fans

Coleraine FC general manager Stevie McCann with Sergeant Terry McKenna representing the PSNI at the launch of #LoveYourClub, a campaign to encourage supporters to show respect and tolerance.
Coleraine FC general manager Stevie McCann with Sergeant Terry McKenna representing the PSNI at the launch of #LoveYourClub, a campaign to encourage supporters to show respect and tolerance.

Police are urging fans attending the Coleraine v Glenavon match this Saturday (April 1) at Ballymena Showgrounds to ensure their behaviour doesn’t reflect badly on their clubs.

In an appeal before the Irish Cup semi-final clash, PSNI Chief Inspector Stephen McCauley said: “We have seen sporadic incidents of disorderly behaviour at recent matches in the town, therefore our message ahead of this weekend’s game couldn’t be clearer - don’t come here expecting to cause trouble.

“Anyone found to be engaging in reckless, disorderly or criminal behaviour will be dealt with appropriately and we will actively seek banning orders for anyone brought before the courts.

“We welcome the support of all Irish League clubs in sharing this message and encouraging fans to show their support in the right way.”