Brian Caldwell talks about the recent Code of Conduct publication
Shrewsbury Town CEO Brian Caldwell has reiterated the importance of the club’s recently published Code of Conduct.
The Code of Conduct was published after a couple of incidents following recent matches at the Montgomery Waters Meadow and is aimed at reminding supporters of their responsibilities on matchday.
However, Caldwell was quick to point out that the vast majority of fans are well behaved on matchday.
“I think some people have looked at it beyond what we are trying to do”, said Brian
“We’ve had a few incidents recently which have been well publicised, both home and away, and in my opinion it’s brought the club’s name into disrepute.
“We don’t want any unsavoury incidents relating to fan behaviour at Shrewsbury Town Football Club because it tars our name and also adds to the police bill moving forward as well.
“99.9% of our supporters are always well behaved and we have always had a good reputation for it, but in the last few weeks we’ve had some incidents that none of us like.”
Whilst Brian admits that the incidents so far have been isolated, he is determined to stamp it out at the earliest opportunity.
“What we are trying to set out with the Code of Conduct is to make everybody aware that we do work closely with the Police and anything that comes back we will find out about from the Police”, said Caldwell.
“Whether it’s a game in Southend or a game in Fleetwood, if anything happens it comes back through our safety officer and comes back to the football club and we will take sanctions against anybody who does what I would determine as unacceptable conduct.”
“I understand that it may only be a few isolated incidents, but my concern is that we stamp on it because it’s been heightened in the last couple of weeks and it’s a case of making everyone aware that we will find out about.”
You can read the full Supporters Code of Conduct here.