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Pitch invasion

15 January 2023

A message from Chief Operating Officer Lee Turnbull...

We have listened to and heard the voices of our supporters. The frustrations of the takeover are shared by everyone connected to Scunthorpe United.

Yesterday's pitch encroachment was totally unacceptable. Not only is it a criminal offence to go onto the pitch, but it visibly effected the team.

Michael Nelson, his staff and the players were thoroughly disappointed by the actions of those people that disrupted the game.

I believe also that the majority of our supporters yesterday were also dismayed by their own supporters attempting to and getting onto the pitch.

I’m all for freedom of speech and the backing you have given the players from the terrace and stands this season has been excellent, but yesterday was unacceptable. It was hugely disappointing and damaging to all of us who work for Scunthorpe United.

No doubt there will be repercussions from the governing bodies which potentially could affect finances or even more severe, a points reduction. Equally, the police will also be knocking on a few doors of those pitch invaders which will probably result in arrests being made.

Let’s hope the actions of a few do not deter any of the interested parties involved in negotiations at this late stage.


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