Club News

RACIST INCIDENT – PETERHEAD – APPEAL FOR WITNESSES

Mon 03 Mar 2014

“Following media reporting of the racial abuse of an East Stirlingshire player by some fans during the match against Peterhead Football Club at Balmoor Stadium, Peterhead on Saturday 1 March we can confirm that the incident is in the hands of , Police Scotland and a criminal enquiry has been launched into the matter.

All the officials at the club are extremely upset that the positive work ”  the club does within the community with Grampian Racial Equality and Show Racism the Red Card Scotland has been compromised by the unacceptable behaviour of one individual.

A police spokesperson said:

“Racial abuse in any form is not only completely unacceptable, it is also criminal. We will be liaising closely with both football clubs to thoroughly investigate this incident which, at this time, would appear to have involved a small minority of people. We ask any supporters who saw or heard anything of a racist nature to get in touch with Police Scotland on the non-emergency number 101.”