All fans warned to stay off the pitch

The Football Association has written to all National League, EFL and Premier League clubs this week following recent high profile incidents last weekend.

The FA has reminded all clubs of our responsibilities when it comes to ensuring the safety of not just those spectators who come to games, but also the safety of all players, match officials and anyone else assisting in the smooth running of the game.

The FA has the power to take disciplinary action for spectators or unauthorised persons encroaching onto the pitch under FA Rule E20(b), which states that no spectators or unauthorised persons are permitted to encroach onto the pitch area, save for reasons of crowd safety.

It follows a number of reports recently of incidents in which spectators have run onto the field of play. 

We would remind all fans that if any of our supporters encroach onto the pitch, home or away, they can expect to receive a lengthy ban from Edgeley Park and we will be obliged to forward any footage to Greater Manchester Police, who may consider further action which could result in a banning order from all football stadia.


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