Bolton Wanderers Provide Protest Safety Advice

  • January 18, 2019 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton Wanderers have advised supporters to remain on the legal side of the law, as they prepare to protest against club owner Ken Anderson.

Meeting at the Nat Lofthouse memorial statue on Monday evening, Wanderers supporters will commence a lap of the University of Bolton Stadium at 7:15pm before congregating at the front of the ground once again prior to kick-off.

Fans planning to take objects and banners to the match have been warned they will be subjected to additional security checks upon entry, with Rod Cross, Stadium Manager at the club, saying criminal offences will not be tolerated and acted on as per the guidelines of the EFL.

Speaking to, Cross said: "We believe that any action of this nature within the stadium bowl will not be beneficial to the players as they prepare for a very important match but we do understand that some supporters may wish to voice their opinions.

"Supporters are reminded that any breaches of the ground regulations, which are issued by the EFL and are standardised throughout the leagues, may lead to action being taken against the individuals concerned and also the club itself.

"This may result in court appearances and possible banning orders, and the club could also face wide ranging sanctions from the EFL/FA which may result in an unlimited fine, a points deduction and future games being played behind closed doors.

"Encroachment and the throwing of objects onto the field of play are criminal offences and will be meticulously monitored by our stewards, the police and extensive in-stadium CCTV.

"Any banners that are brought into the stadium must not contain any offensive messaging and must have a fire safety certificate.

"Additional searches will be made at the turnstiles by our stewards to ensure that steps are taken to prevent any disruption of play and to make sure that everybody attending can watch the game in a safe and friendly environment. We would request that you respect others and remain within the law."

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