Darlington have announced that they have had to ban one of their supporters from home matches after an incident at Farsley Celtic over the weekend.
On Saturday’s league opener, it’s reported than a fan invaded the pitch not once but twice within the first half of the game, where the Quakers found themselves surprisingly 3-0 down by the break.
A post on the Darlo forum, from one fan said: “Invaded the pitch; threw the keeper’s water bottle over the stand for no apparent reason; punched a Darlo supporter; and was ejected from the ground by the (remarkably good-natured) Farsley stewards, who looked astonished at having to deal with him.”
DARLINGTON CLUB STATEMENT:
“In the light of an incident in the first half at our away game at Farsley yesterday and the behaviours involved in it which are in breach of club policy, one individual has been advised by the board this morning that he will not be admitted to Darlington home games for the immediate future.
“The individual has been given the opportunity to explain his behaviour, but in the meantime he has been told that he will not be admitted to Blackwell Meadows until further notice.”
The invader said: “Let the club send a lengthy ban then.
“I accept I was wrong for going on the pitch, but what I will not accept is being verbally abused and punched in front of my Dad. Of course I’ve reacted, but that will not your agendas. See you Wednesday [the game against Gateshead].”
After finding out about what happened, fans took to give their thoughts on the culprit, and they certainly didn’t hold back – check out those comments on the next page.