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Statement: Saturday's incidents

25 April 2016

Club disappointed on inaccurate reporting in the media

Bury FC would like to correct the reports made by the Manchester Evening News over the weekend.  The report published on the internet on Sunday is totally inaccurate and paints an unfair picture of the majority of both sets of fans.
 
The video clip used and words do not reflect an accurate summary and are obviously wrong in the context of the image being painted.
 
The video clip was actually from a few minutes prior to kick off and shows a minority of young fans who had been taunting each other prior to the game, and met as they entered the South Stand. The stewards dealt with the situation very well and the game was not held up in any way.
 
During the game both sets of fans swapped the usual football banter and the Police handled the situation in a professional and safe manner.
 
C.E.O Glenn Thomas was present in the West Stand during the whole of the game and reports that the Millwall fans were here to enjoy the game and in the majority were a credit to their Club.
 
At no point were the Police needed to stop any interaction between the fans and the Club would like to thank the Bury fans for their on-going support in our first season in League One, both home and away the fans have really got behind the team. A true representation of the value we hold as a family Club.
 
Any fans that have been identified by the Police for any actions that misrepresent our Club in any way throughout the season will be followed by a ban and we have pledged to work with the Police to make sure we stamp out any of the anti-social behaviour that seems to have crept into the Club’s fan base and started to tarnish the usual impeccable reputation of the Bury faithful.

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