With the first home game of the season less than a week away we would like to politely remind supporters that we take the club’s reputation seriously and therefore we believe it is right to ask all fans to support our ‘Respect’ Campaign
At Saturday’s game at Sunderland a spectator seated in the Upper Tier at the Stadium of Light among Oxford United supporters threw a bottle in to the tier below. Clearly this is totally unacceptable and the club has worked with the relevant authorities including the police to identify the person responsible and to bring the matter swiftly to court today where a five year banning order from all football was issued.
The vast majority of true Oxford United fans support the club in the right way but last season we were asked to work with the authorities on incidents not just at games but also on the way to and from the matches on public transport. In addition legal action was also successfully taken after online abuse of staff under the Section 127 Communications Act 2003 as a result of online messages.
Whether it is online or in person, and whether you are at the game or travelling to it, we urge all fans to respect those around them and to support the club and the team in the right way.