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EFL STATEMENT: PITCH INCURSIONS

3 May 2019

The EFL has reminded clubs and their supporters as to the potential safety implications and consequences that could occur as a result of pitch incursions taking place at any stage during the remaining League fixtures of the 2018/19 season.

The EFL understands that the end-of-season fixtures are charged with emotion, as supporters experience the highs and lows of a league campaign finale.

However, with final home League matches taking place over the weekend, the safety of players, managers, fans and match officials must remain of paramount importance.

Supporters who encroach on the pitch risk facing a banning order as well as a criminal conviction, while the club they support could also face a fine.

Celebrations in the form of a ‘lap of honour’ upon the completion of a club’s final home League fixture could also be hindered, with players and staff unable to take to the pitch in the event of a pitch incursion.

Supporters are advised to enjoy the occasion, but be wary of the potential repercussions for entering the field of play.


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