Brighton ban fan for social media post after Man City game | Football News


Last Updated: 06/09/19 5:34pm

Brighton have excluded a supporter indefinitely for a discriminatory social media post directed at Manchester City following the 4-0 away defeat.

The Twitter post – which has since been deleted – was made from the account of one of Brighton’s fan-run websites and included derogatory comments over the ownership of Man City.

Having been made aware of the message and receiving several complaints into the club, Brighton are understood to have contacted the group on the evening of the match, Saturday, August 31, to have the post taken down.

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Pep Guardiola felt the quality of his Manchester City side was the difference between the teams in their 4-0 win against Brighton

Pep Guardiola felt the quality of his Manchester City side was the difference between the teams in their 4-0 win against Brighton

Following further investigation to identify the individual concerned, Brighton have now taken stern action.

A club statement on Friday afternoon read: “Brighton & Hove Albion have excluded a fan indefinitely following a social media post made in the aftermath of last weekend’s match at Manchester City.

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“The exclusion follows a number of complaints from fans who found the post to be discriminatory.

“The club’s stance on all forms of discrimination is clear, it is outlined in our club charter, and we simply will not tolerate any form of discrimination – either in person, via social media or any other form.

“We have reported this incident to Sussex Police, as have others, and therefore the club will make no further comment at this stage.”





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