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Irish FA disciplinary ruling
Uploaded Thursday, 20th Feb, 2020 at 19:03

Following the outcome of last night's disciplinary hearing, Ballymena United Football Club are pleased that the Irish FA disciplinary committee have totally exonerated our club and its supporters in relation to the unfounded allegations of sectarianism made by Warrenpoint Town FC.
Ballymena United are an equal opportunities club and prides itself on drawing its supporters, players and staff from all sections of the community.
Following evidence submitted by the Irish FA, the club accepted the charge of spectator misconduct. However, representatives of Ballymena United made it clear to the committee that there were unprecedented circumstances which led to the events unfolding and presented evidence supporting this.
With regards to the sanction, the Irish FA today issued the following statement to Ballymena United;
"The committee considered the written and oral submissions from both clubs, the referee team, the match observer and the referee observer together with video evidence provided by both clubs. They determined that the spectator misconduct was of a serious nature and fined the club £750. The club were given credit for early acceptance of the charge and for their previous clean record.
Please note if another issue of a similar nature arises in the future, the committee will give serious consideration to a stadium ban for all spectators. Hopefully this will act as a deterrent going forward."
Whilst the club accepts the sanction, we reiterate the Irish FA's determination that there was no case to answer in relation to the alleged sectarianism.
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