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North End's Response To FA Charges

11 June 2024

Club News

North End's Response To FA Charges

11 June 2024

Preston North End acknowledge the decision by an independent Regulatory Commission to fine the club £40,000 and the order by The FA to implement an action plan following misconduct in relation to crowd control at two fixtures during the 2023/24 season.

The club have been fined for abusive, offensive, homophobic and discriminatory chanting by supporters at two away matches, against Huddersfield Town in the Sky Bet Championship, and versus Chelsea in the Emirates FA Cup.

Preston North End is and always will be a family club with proud traditions and – as regularly communicated during the 2023/24 season – the club has a zero-tolerance policy to any form of discrimination.

Fans are reminded that behaviours such as those noted above are a criminal offence, and any supporters subsequently identified will receive a ban.

As a result of the two separate offences, the club have been warned about more severe punishments for further charges and will now be putting in place an action plan in order to prevent any recurrence. This will build on the existing initiatives in place to ensure football at Deepdale and away from home remains a safe space for all in attendance.

Fans are invited to look through the club’s Banning and Sanctions Policy PNE Banning and Sanctions Policy Feb24.pdf, and supporters should also be aware that there is a text service in operation at Deepdale to report incidents of discrimination. Supporters can anonymously use the text service by texting ‘PNE’ to 66777 followed by the stand, row and seat number. For example, text “PNE I’m in the Alan Kelly Town End, row 10, seat 34. Person sitting directly in front of me shouting racist abuse,” to 66777.

The full FA statement and the Commission’s written reasons can be found here.


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