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Cambridge issue statement on shameful incident with Gillingham keeper and home fans

Cambridge United issue a club statement on the much talked about shameful incident with the Gillingham keeper and home fans.

The U’s have condemned their own supporters for throwing objects onto the pitch towards the Gills shot stopper Jamie Cumming as the away side won 2-0 at the Abbey Stadium.

Coins and bottles appeared to be thrown at the on-loan Chelsea keeper as he celebrated his side’s second goal, which was enough to wrap up the League One victory.


Cambridge United is aware of the incidents during last night’s match against Gillingham in which a number of objects were thrown onto the pitch from the Newmarket Road End towards the opposition goalkeeper, Jamie Cumming…

The Club condemns this behaviour in the strongest possible terms and will be reviewing video footage to identify the culprits.

The Club reminds supporters that throwing anything on the field of play is extremely serious and will be dealt with accordingly.

Any supporters who are found guilty of throwing objects will face a stadium ban.

Supporters with any information can contact the club on info@cambridge-united.co.uk.


Gills manager Steve Evans said: “The goalkeeper said a coin was thrown at him and if he hadn’t moved it would have hit him in the face. It’s disturbing and there’s no place for that in football.”

On the pitch, Evans was delighted with his side’s efforts and added: “We totally dominated the first half and played some great football.

“We defended properly in the second half, then Danny Lloyd broke away and showed us what he can do.

“The only disappointment is we didn’t add a third and kill it off because we had chances to add two or three more.”

Evans also hailed his side’s first clean sheet of the campaign.

He said: “We’ve conceded sloppy goals this season but we’ve been working hard on the training ground this week and it’s paid off for us.”

@JamieCumming_ also spoke after the game, saying: “Proper performance tonight! To the Cambridge fans throwing coins and whatever else, I hope you enjoyed your evening 😊 Gills fans class again 👏🏼💙 @TheGillsFC”

With Cambridge taking to issue a statement on the shameful incident between the Gillingham keeper and home fans, Twitter users gave their reaction…

@WYorkshireGills: Bad losers

@tommowalkerrr: Presumably their keeper is subject to a stadium ban for throwing a bottle into the crowd too then?

@gfcjordan: Limbs when they tried getting the FA to ban Jamie Cumming for reacting but all end up banned themselves lmaooo. Strange bunch of fans

@ReeceDSport (Replying to @JamieCumming_): God your awesome

@StockyD_14: What a fantastic keeper you already are and will only get better. pleased you got your clean sheet tonight

@JamesCollen9: Fair play m8 our fans shouldn’t do that good luck rest of season

@Miles_Crozier4: England’s number 1

@GFCKent: One of the best keepers I’ve ever seen in a #Gills shirt. Future England keeper in the making

@Rob_D_Field: Well deserved clean sheet and a couple of top drawer saves again, especially the one early in the 2nd half. I’d love to hear that dopey ref’s explanation for the booking.

@GlovesRon: Class, you gave the best response in keeping a clean sheet. Another top performance.

@harrygfc: Please never leave us

@horne1995: Finally got your clean sheet, you’re an absolute beast between those sticks!

@xRonnieGilbert: King cummingggggg

@fin_pike: Please never leave

@GfcTaylor1: I fucking love you

@cybil126: Couldn’t see what you got booked for at the end what with the torrential rain hail etc ? Inciteful behaviour it says ?? You’re a top keeper just need to be a bit more professional in your behaviour maybe. Mr Evans is not the best role model for young players. Well played.

@Willmott792: Objects should never be thrown on to the pitch, what ever the reasons but enticing a home crowed spitting and swearing at them. Is not the best way to deal with it either as ur asking for trouble. Hope u learn from this but hope the culprits are found. And banned for life

@cknnr: Fair play man, those who threw bottles and coins aren’t true fans and don’t belong at United. You played brilliantly and thoroughly deserved that result. Good luck

@Ex_mascot: Nobody can blame you @JamieCumming_

@harrygfc: Viva la shithouse

@HumphriesK_: Chelsea lad shithousing for the Gills? What a boy

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