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Imps are #TogetherAgainstDiscrimination

28 August 2021

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Imps chief executive Liam Scully has reiterated the club’s stance against discrimination of any kind after allegations of racist behaviour were made at two Lincoln games this season.

A home supporter was ejected from the LNER Stadium on Tuesday night after allegedly racially abusing a Manchester United U21s player, which followed on from the opening day of the season when a Gillingham fan allegedly racially abused an Imps player.
 
Liam said: “We will treat every situation on its merits and context, but we wish to say strongly that we condemn any racist comments or behaviour and will not tolerate it at our club.
 
“On Tuesday we met with the player involved and representatives of the United coaching staff immediately after the game and have remained in dialogue with them throughout the week. We have since met with the perpetuator and their parent to explain our views and discuss the steps we will be taking.

“While the finer details of those actions are not for public consumption, I can say it does involve a ban from the stadium and a requirement to complete an educational course before any return can be allowed.”
 
Imps players have been taking a knee before games this season, a decision they made as a group.
 
Liam added: “The players had a discussion as a group during pre-season and opted to collectively take a knee, we support them with their decision and their desire to show their feelings. They have done this before every game and the intention is to do so for the remainder of the season.”
 


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