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Midogate: Fan guilty but not banned

The long running Midogate saga inches to a close today with one fan having been found guilty of using racist or obscene language at the game on 29th November. Both the FA and Beasts were quick to condemn the court decision not to award a three year ban saying:

Boro:

"We are disappointed that a banning order has not been issued in this case. It makes it very difficult for football clubs to have a robust anti-racism policy without the support of the courts. Despite this setback, we will continue to be vigilant and supportive of the police in tackling all discriminatory and anti-social behaviour. The individual concerned will also be banned from the Riverside Stadium."

The FA:


"The FA is disappointed that a football banning order was not imposed in this case. It is important to send out a strong message that racist and discriminatory chanting is totally unacceptable, and that anyone found guilty will face serious consequences."




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Writer: Ross Molyneux Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday December 10 2008

Time: 6:27PM

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should have been banned from all footy matches! Why? Cos the geezer on the tele said so :-)
merlin
Fortunately we still (JUST) live in a country where you can still call a spade a spade, and not a flat metal plate with a wooden handle. I shudder to think what a similar object might be called in Egypt.....but judging from a close encounter with Fennerbahce fans on our forum some months back they will undoubtedly have some choice descriptions of the gardening tool. Those fans who used to brighten our terraces in the past have mostly been priced out of the doors....and the remainder are being slowly sanitised to the level of an American Ivy League soccer team!
mutters
 

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