York City supporters praised by police

York Press: York City supporters praised by police York City supporters praised by police

FANS of York City FC have been praised by police for their behaviour during Saturday’s crucial match at Northampton.

Police said the travelling City support set a good example on a weekend when other matches were marred by trouble.

There was fighting in the stands at Wembley during the FA Cup semi-final between Wigan and Millwall and large-scale disorder following Newcastle United’s home defeat to Sunderland.

However, the conduct of the 719 York supporters who made the trip to Northampton to watch City win three vital points in their battle against relegation has been complimented by Northamptonshire Police and Northampton Town FC, as well as North Yorkshire Police.

Football liaison officer Sgt Colin Sutherland, of North Yorkshire Police, who travelled to Northampton with the City fans, said: “It was very satisfying not only to see for ourselves, but to hear the positive comments fed back to us regarding the excellent behaviour of the travelling York City fans.

"When images such as those from recent events at Wembley are displayed around the world, it was pleasing to see dedicated supporters concentrating solely on vociferously supporting their team, and doing so in the right manner.”

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10:40am Tue 16 Apr 13

Daley Mayall says...

I think Mike's post was more observational than negative, Terry. It's a sign of the times that the media has to strike a balance by reporting that not all football fans act like bellends whilst supporting their club. York City fans as you say do have a reputation for being passionate but non-violent, and are loyal and profess a deep love for their club, despite being small in number and experiencing more lows than highs. If the media feel fit to publicise the good side of football and show YCFC and its fans in a good light, (over 700 made the effort to get to Northampton - superb support in testing times) surely we should be basking in the positivity and hope it continues to rub off on the players in their last two games?
I think Mike's post was more observational than negative, Terry. It's a sign of the times that the media has to strike a balance by reporting that not all football fans act like bellends whilst supporting their club. York City fans as you say do have a reputation for being passionate but non-violent, and are loyal and profess a deep love for their club, despite being small in number and experiencing more lows than highs. If the media feel fit to publicise the good side of football and show YCFC and its fans in a good light, (over 700 made the effort to get to Northampton - superb support in testing times) surely we should be basking in the positivity and hope it continues to rub off on the players in their last two games? Daley Mayall

11:40am Tue 16 Apr 13

big boy york says...

at least this is a positive after the efforts of newcastle & millwall to drag football back into the 80s notice bradford fans where fighting with police & stewards at chesterfield also
at least this is a positive after the efforts of newcastle & millwall to drag football back into the 80s notice bradford fans where fighting with police & stewards at chesterfield also big boy york

12:06pm Tue 16 Apr 13

Blimp says...

Brilliant, love it! More please.
Brilliant, love it! More please. Blimp

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