Brentford have decided to contact the police as one supporter of theirs is shockingly sent poo in the post as well as received threats online.
The Sunday Times report how the Bees have got in touch with officers after a fan was sent intimidating messages online, anonymous threats and a package containing excrement through the post.
The Championship club have banned a number of members form their fanbase for racism and other forms of discrimination on social media. Since The Times published that story on Monday, the men have received some support from fans who seem to share similar far right views.
Brentford fan receives excrement through the post after being accused of ‘grassing’ on banned supporters https://t.co/L6g4vr4sLs
— Matt Lawton (@Lawton_Times) January 5, 2021
One of the season ticket holders who was banned shortly before Christmas was Lewis Payne, a self-employed electrician.
On a ‘Brentford fans Facebook group’, the male accused another fan of providing the club with information that led to the bans, but also chose to reveal in which road he lived and adding that he hoped “santa visited”.
A Brentford fan has been handed a fine by a magistrate recently for using the n-word in a video posted on social media was employed by the club last summer despite a previous conviction for football-related violence.
A Brentford football fan fined by a magistrate today for using the “n” word in a video posted on social media was employed by the club last summer despite a previous conviction for football-related violence | @Lawton_Times https://t.co/iWR0txqaNo
— Times Sport (@TimesSport) January 4, 2021
A 39 year old ma named Steven Green worked as a security guard on “Farewell to Griffin Park” stadium tours, and the Championship club admitted that they failed to carry out proper background checks on him after he was recommended by a member of staff. The Times understands that Green is in a relationship with Madeleine Tarrant, the club’s fan relations manager.
The failure to investigate Green’s past meant he was employed by the club even though he had served a four-year banning order for his role in a fight outside Liverpool. More on that story HERE.
Fans reacted with Brentford choosing to contact the police as a supporter is sent poo in the post…
@brucescott13: Shit happens.
@DenzelHuck: Shit post
@Pepsi_dave: Oh shit!
@haroldbarrett: Shithousery at another level
@jimmywick1: Serves his right snitches get stitches
@bentleyk4: That’s crap
@Jacqueline6110: Oh well…should have kept his trap shut.
@Jacobcurlingbfc: That’s a real shit thing to do
@JoshHughesDJ: Think they misunderstood “shithousery”
@Coreybrfc: Poor lads having a shit time ain’t he
Kilmarnock say that they condemn a ‘sick letter’ that was sent to Scottish Premiership club directed at their manager Alex Dyer.
Killie have been left disgusted and shocked at racist abuse aimed at their boss and have since released a statement via their website.
Sickened chiefs at the club have hit out at the comments and revealing the matter has been reported to Police Scotland.
Kilmarnock Football Club utterly condemns a letter which was delivered to the club containing racist abuse directed at our manager, Alex Dyer.
The matter has been reported to Police Scotland.
— Kilmarnock FC (@KilmarnockFC) December 28, 2020
Kilmarnock Football Club utterly condemns a letter which was delivered to the club this morning containing racist abuse directed at our manager, Alex Dyer.
We are working with Police Scotland to identify any individuals involved in this disgusting act and we will pursue the strongest possible action we can against them.
Racism in any form is completely unacceptable and must be called out whenever and wherever it is found.
As a club, we have shown our support to rid the game and society as a whole of racial discrimination by taking the knee before each fixture this season and we will continue to do so.
Show Racism The Red Card
– STATEMENT ENDS –
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We have been made aware of an offensive communication and enquiries into the matter are ongoing.”
Scotland’s Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf has shown his support to Alex Dyer on social media.
He said: “Disgraceful, and simply no justification for it. Full solidarity with Alex Dyer and @KilmarnockFC.
“We are about to enter 2021 and we have Black football managers receiving letters with racist abuse. We have a long way to go to rid ourselves of this evil.”
The news comes just hours after Alex Dyer insisted he has not lost the Kilmarnock dressing room despite their dismal form under the Englishman.
The Killie boss said: “The reality is if you don’t win games then it’s up to them (the board) to make a decision.
“That’s life, that’s football, I am not naive to that situation. I have been in the game long enough.
“If you don’t win enough games, or it don’t look like you can win games, then obviously you are going to get moved on. That’s facts.
“But it’s not something I am concerned about because I know, while I am here, every day I come in and the players train well.
“We have still got each other’s back, which is a good thing. I have not lost that changing room. So I am all right with that.
“I want to turn it round, I want to be given time to turn it round, but if the owner, Billy (Bowie), who is a good man, says ‘time is time’ then I will shake his hand and move on because he is not going to sack me because he wants to sack me, he is going to sack me because the results are not good enough.
“But I am giving it 100 per cent and the players are doing the same.”