Love Football Protect The Game


As we approach the closing stages of another Sky Bet League One season, everyone at Charlton hasĀ been hugely grateful for your support in the stands this season, and the noise and atmosphere you create is a fundamental part of what makes our club so great.

The manager Dean Holden, his staff and his players are hugely appreciative of the fantastic support you have given us.

As we reach this final stage of the season, as part of an EFL campaign, we are reminding you in the interests of safety for everyone inside our stadium that the pitch is for managers, players and match officials, while the stands are there for you to support the team.

At the end of last season, some clubs witnessed unsavoury and unwelcome scenes with a small minority of people entering the field of play whilst other fans took to the pitch in celebratory mood.

Pitch incursions are dangerous and anyone who does encroach onto the playing surface will face strong sanctions that could include a ban from attending matches here at The Valley and across the country and police action.

It is a criminal offence to enter the pitch and the real-life consequences for these actions have been felt by many with some fans receiving criminal records which can impact employment, education prospects and international travel.

It is not only yourself that can be disciplined. There could also be an impact on your family members and Charlton.

Our plea to you is to keep the pitch for players and the stands for spectators and avoid any unnecessary disruption.

Love Football, Protect the Game.

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