Bromley Football Club are incredibly grateful for the support we received during last night’s FA Cup First Round replay against Bristol Rovers. We strongly believe the noise and atmosphere generated by our fantastic supporters in both ties spurred the team on to put on a fantastic performance. We feel we were unlucky to lose out in the end, but nonetheless, the Club would like to place on record our sincere thanks to everybody who got behind the team, and we hope this level of support can continue throughout the season, starting with our next home game against Yeovil Town.
However, the above is said with the exception of a very small number of individuals, who failed to conduct themselves in an acceptable manner. This included somebody who appeared to be part of a group, deciding to launch a smoke grenade over a crowd of people and onto the field of play in the midst of Chris Bush’s goal being disallowed.
Not only did this endanger fellow members of the crowd and Club staff, but also those on the pitch. Furthermore, the missile has caused visible and significant damage to the pitch, which will now need to be repaired. The Club have invested heavily in our facilities, including the installation of a 3G surface for use by the local community, young and old.
The device involved has been recovered. Images of the individuals concerned have been examined via CCTV footage and have been passed on to the Police. The Club are taking this incident very seriously and are working with the Police to identify the individuals involved.
We would strongly urge anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward and provide us with any more evidence. This can be done by calling us on 0208 460 5291, or via emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The Club wish to make it clear that such behaviour from ‘supporters’ will not be tolerated, and is not welcome at Hayes Lane.