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2 May 2023

Club News


2 May 2023

A reminder for the Sheffield United and Reading games

- A statement from Huddersfield Town
- Club issues reminder to supporters ahead of two home games
- Pitch is for the players; the stands are for the fans

Ahead of our final, vital two home games of the season against Sheffield United and Reading, Huddersfield Town has today issued a reminder to supporters – they must always stay off the pitch.

Your passionate support is a vital part of what makes football at Huddersfield Town so special. It is completely understandable that emotions run high, particularly at this stage of the season when there is so much to play for.

However, we must remind Town fans that, in the interests of safety and wellbeing for everyone inside our stadiums, the pitch is for players, managers and officials, while the stands are there for fans to support their team.

Even if this is done in a celebratory fashion, any supporter who comes onto the pitch is breaking the law and putting the welfare of players, coaches, club staff and fellow fans at risk.

The Club fully supports the EFL’s ‘Love Football, Protect the Game’ campaign, which has been created following the end of last season, when we witnessed some unwelcome scenes when fans entered the field of play without permission at several grounds – including the John Smith’s Stadium after our Play-Off semi-final win against Luton Town.

Following this game, the Football Association’s Independent Regulatory Commission fined the club £70,000.

On the back of that game, and several others involving other clubs at the end of last season, all clubs know that any similar scenes will lead to huge fines and other repercussions.

Accordingly, ahead of our final two home games of the season, we want to be clear – the Club will take strong measures against any person who is proven to have entered the pitch. These measures will include significant stadium bans and legal action.

Similar action will be taken against any person who is proven to have thrown any objects, either onto the pitch or at any other individual.

If any person encroaches onto the pitch, the players will immediately return to the changing rooms and will not return, which they wish to do to thank fans for their support.

We will not allow supporters to congregate in the corners of the ground at any stage during the game either; we’d urge you to stay in your seat.

On behalf of everyone at the Club, we’d like to thank you for respecting this campaign, and we look forward to seeing you backing the players as you always do at the Sheffield United and Reading games.

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