Clapton Football Club is a community supported club and welcomes anyone to the Old Spotted Stadium, regardless of race, color, religion, sexual orientation or economic standing. We especially encourage families with children to come and experience matches and the atmosphere with us.
That said, there have been a few occasions that the words/language of some of the songs of the supporters are not what we as a club want to be associated with. We have also received emails from parents saying they will not come back to the ground until we address this issue.
At the recent match against Basildon a song using the F word was repeatedly chanted. This was especially highlighted as Basildon had made so much effort to bring a lot of young people to their match, to promote their club; it was not to listen to that. This type of action or any antisocial behaviour, be it home or away and will not be accepted or tolerated.
Looking at the bigger picture, we are trying to get promotion. As such, the behaviour of our supporters will be a factor that the league will comment on – if our promotion is not supported by the league, promotion will be harder. We need to remind everyone that the flaunting of the rules including antisocial behaviour, the smuggling of drinks or other materials or actions which cause offense cannot be ignored and is unacceptable.
We are building a community family based club, for everyone. If individuals persist in this type of behaviour they will not be allowed to enter the Old Spotted Dog Stadium and are likely to be refused entry to away venues too.