PNE fans banned after GP vandalism

The Iron’s General Manager David Beeby has confirmed that a number of Preston North End fans are potentially facing court bans after vandalizing the away bar at Glanford Park earlier this season.

Minutes from the latest supporters meeting had suggested that the fans were now banned from Glanford Park and that their names had been circulated to other League One clubs to prevent the individuals causing further trouble. asked the club to comment after questions were asked on the forum as to why Preston fans were not receiving full banning orders following the event.

Beeby told us: “The CCTV of the incident was passed to the Police and Preston North End and a number of the supporters have been identified and will potentially receive court bans.

“In the meantime Preston have issued the fans with a club ban preventing them from attending matches at Deepdale and also banned them from purchasing away tickets from their ticket office.

“Preston do not have the power to ban supporters from attending games at away stadiums so they have contacted all League 1 clubs and asked that they ban the supporters at their grounds.

“Lancashire Police spotters will then assist with identifying the individuals at the away ground on the day of the respective match.”

Beeby also responded to claims that Iron fans are treated more harshly than away fans at Glanford Park.

“Home fans are not treated differently to away and our ejection and arrest figures consistently show that to be the case”, he added.

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Written by Matt Blanchard

Part of the team since 2007, before becoming editor in 2013. Undertaken the role of match summariser during Scunthorpe United live match commentaries for BBC Radio Humberside. Seasonal contributor to football titles FourFourTwo and When Saturday Comes and a finalist at the Football Blogging Awards in 2014.

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