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Grimsby Town director John Fenty has issued a passionate plea to the fans, and clarified the incident involving a player and a fan at Cambridge United last weekend.

22 February 2018

Grimsby Town director John Fenty has issued a passionate plea to the fans, and clarified the incident involving a player and a fan at Cambridge United last weekend.

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In summary.

Speaking exclusively on iFollow, John said: "I plead with the fans who have really got an angst with the way the football club’s run to take that argument outside Blundell Park if possible, because it really isn’t helping anything.

“Some of the expressions for instance at Cambridge towards the players, even before we kicked-off, were very hostile and it was very difficult for the players.

“It’s not their fault, the argument that sections of the fans might have with the hierarchy of the football club, and for that reason I would ask if we can keep those protests and arguments outside of Blundell Park.

“It’s a very important stage of the season, so we really need to come together."

On the incident involving a player (Scott Vernon) and a fan at Cambridge, John said: “Even before we went down a goal, they were having a go, and to be quite honest, it’s got to affect the players on the pitch.

“This particular issue that has hit the press, where Scott Vernon retaliated after a lot of provocation.

“He’s extremely remorseful, but at the end of the day, he’s only human, and he’s split in the way I think any of us would if an individual was going at you, bringing your kids into play and particularly your wife, and saying things that frankly are not acceptable.

“He’s remorseful, we’ve dealt with it in-house, it certainly wasn’t at the wider fans, it was an individual, and for now the matter is put to bed for obvious reasons.”


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