Cambridge United Football Club has issued bans and compulsory re-education for fans who booed players kneeling prior to a soccer game.
Players from Cambridge United took a knee to protest alleged racial injustice and inequality before a December 15th game against Colchester United, prompting a handful of fans to boo their misguided actions.
As a result, fans “have been asked to undertake education around discrimination and equality before they are allowed back into the Abbey Stadium.”
While Cambridge United has not revealed the exact number of fans facing an outright ban or re-education, the club’s Chief Executive Ian Mather described the punishment:
“The Club can confirm it has taken action with respect to a very small number of fans after the Colchester United game in light of their behavior when players took the knee. Each case has been looked at separately. Conclusions reached range from education and support without any ban through to bans to the end of the season with season tickets refunded. Diversity and inclusion will continue to be at the heart of what we stand for as a football club and we will be making no further comment about the incident.”