Pilgrims ban fan for ‘spitting at player’

A FOOTBALL fan has been banned by Boston United – after spitting at a player.

Vauxhall Motors goalkeeper Scott Tynan was hit by phlegm as he celebrated his side’s 2-1 victory over the Pilgrims on August 20.

Mr Tynan was involved in verbal exchanges with fans in the Town End stand at full time, before he was spat on.

The male supporter – who has not been named by the club – was has been given what the Pilgrims describe as a ‘lengthy’ ban, although they have not made the exact length public knowledge.

The fan was identified after the incident was caught on the club’s CCTV cameras and was slapped with a banning order from The Jakemans Stadium, in conjunction with Lincolnshire Police.

United chairman David Newton said: “This incident was taken very seriously by the club and such behaviour will not be tolerated at Boston United.

“It was totally uncalled for and it undermines all the hard work of the past few years by so many people in rebuilding the reputation of the club.

“Although the fan in question is of previous good character and acted on the spur of the moment, he has received a lengthy ban and the club will not hesitate to act again should such a further incident occur.”

Mr Newton also called upon supporters to act responsibly at matches, to enable all supporters to enjoy the games.

“We are trying to build a family-friendly club here, and I would ask all fans to show restraint and try to keep foul language in check,” he added.

“I realise passions overflow at times, but clear limits on behaviour must be set.

“We want everyone, young and old, to enjoy watching games, and that can only be achieved by showing respect to one another, both teams and the staff at the club.”

RIGHT: Vauxhall Motors keeper Scott Tynan was spat at.