Oldham Athletic are urging supporters to be the twelfth man and act responsibly for today’s derby against Bury at Boundary Park.
The owner, manager, players and staff would like to thank the 911 supporters who backed the team at Rochdale on Tuesday evening.
The majority of supporters behaved impeccably, however there were a handful of supporters who didn’t and there were a number of incidents reported. This is something that the club simply can not condone.
Today’s match is an opportunity for supporters to be the twelfth man and get the team over the line. Don’t forget your scarves and bring the noise!
The club would like to reiterate that pyrotechnics are banned from all football stadiums around the country.
Those supporters who discharged pyrotechnics inside the stadium, endangering the safety of fellow fans, must be aware that this is criminal behaviour which will not be tolerated and that anyone found responsible for such actions will face a banning order from the club as well as a possible football banning order from the courts.
The club are actively working to eradicate this issue and are working closely with Greater Manchester Police and other football clubs to identify those responsible for discharging pyrotechnics.
Supporters are also reminded that it is an offence to encroach onto the pitch and those found to be doing so could face a possible ban by the football club.
Whilst this only applies to a minority of supporters, we must reiterate the serious nature of certain fans’ actions could also impose possible sanctions on the club by the FA.
We are keen to stress this only applies to a small number of supporters and we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their continued backing of the team.
Supporters with any information regarding the incidents at the Crown Oil Arena are urged to contact the club.