In an incident toward the end of Tuesday’s fixture away Vs Dartford FC, one of our players on the sideline was subjected to unacceptable and disgusting comments of a racist nature from one of the Dartford supporters situated behind the dugouts. This followed on from continual abuse from this individual during the game toward those in the Eastbourne Borough dugout.
Dartford Stewards and supporters stepped in and the offender was removed from the ground. We trust and believe that our friends at Dartford will act in the strongest manner in banning this clearly known individual from their ground, and will take steps to report him to the appropriate authorities for further sanctions.
Another of our players suffered similar abuse whilst on the field of play from a separate supporter.
This abhorrent behaviour has no place in football and both clubs are united in football and committed to equality for all.
Both players are shocked and dismayed and are being fully supported by all at the club. We will continue to fight racism in all its forms
On behalf of Eastbourne Borough Football Club Board of Directors.