A Scarborough Athletic fan has allegedly smashed his own side’s supporters coach window from the inside whilst attending a match at Whitby Town.
Valley Bar Seadogs Supporters Club hire out the vehicle to provide fans with travel to their away games and it was offered to them for free as it was already paid for.
Club secretary Paul Adamson revealed, as quoted in The Scarborough News: “We do cheap travel for members but we thought because it was the local derby and there was lots of people travelling we would use our own funds so people could get there for free.
“When we got to Whitby we got told a Whitby fan had thrown a brick at the coach so we told the police at the ground but it turns out it was smashed from inside.
He added: “We took a big hit on our finances to run the free coach and if the damage is on the top end of what they’re saying it’ll finish us as a club and we’ve only done three trips.”
A bill estimated to be between £1,400 and £3,000 now has to be paid by the supporters club unless the culprit comes clean.
A statement from the Valley Bar Seadogs Committee said: “From a committee point of view we are extremely upset by this incident. From the start we have worked hard to provide fans a club that works for both the football club in way of bringing maximum number of fans to away fixtures to cheer on the team and fans alike in way of subsidised travel, local discounts and the ability to follow Scarborough Athletic F. C.
“This incident highlights how the disrespect and misbehaviour of a single or small amount of individuals can heavily effect so many others.
“This club was proud to put on free transport to members, hit a milestone of over 100 members this past week and has put in place the foundations of new perks and benefits for its members in the coming months.
“It is sad that just yesterday we as a committee were discussing what Christmas function and freebies we could put on for our members and today we are discussing how to save our travel club.”
Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact police by ringing 101, selecting option 1 and quoting crime reference number 12190163688.
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