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Club statement | Supporter behaviour

5th April

Swansea City is disappointed to have to highlight anti-social behaviour among a minority of the club’s supporters before Saturday’s south Wales derby at Cardiff City Stadium.

The staging of a fixture of this magnitude requires immense planning and operational resources from the two clubs, local coach companies, and South Wales Police.

Despite the club issuing clear guidance to supporters in advance of matchday, there were several incidents of disruption and anti-social behaviour, particularly on supporter coaches put on to provide travel for fans attending the game.

Unfortunately, staff on buses and drivers from various companies were subjected to verbal abuse which is unacceptable.

There was also damage caused to a coach, internally and externally, for which the club will now incur considerable repair costs.

These incidents are now being investigated, while there is also the risk that these instances will impact on the club’s ability to provide transport for supporters to attend future away games.

These events were the actions of a minority, and the club would like to place on record its sincere thanks and gratitude to the majority of supporters who behaved impeccably and provided fantastic support to Russell Martin and the players in what was a memorable victory.