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Title: Club Statement
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on January 24, 2019, 04:31:39 PM
From Clubs website:

Club statement regarding social media postings
January 24, 2019


King’s Lynn Town Football Club are aware of a number of what the club can only describe as 'vile' and 'disgusting' postings which were made on social media platform Twitter following our fixture at Hitchin Town on Wednesday evening.
The three ‘Tweets’ were posted using the name of @UltrasLynn and have since been removed.
The club have already began a thorough investigation into this incident and we understand that more than one person has access to this account which allows them to post messages.
We appeal to the person(s) who made these comments to contact the club as a matter of urgency so that this very serious situation can be dealt with.
We also would ask any supporters who may know who is responsible for these actions to please contact the club by sending a direct message to our official twitter account @officialkltown
Once we have solid evidence as to the person(s) involved they will be dealt with by the club.
As a club we are sickened by the actions of this person(s) and we wish to publicly condemn their disgraceful behaviour.
We have today received many calls and messages from our supporters insisting that we take action against anyone proven to have been involved in this unpleasant incident and can promise that the club will take the appropriate steps in due course.
There will be no further comment from the club at this time. 
Title: Re: Club Statement
Post by: Linnet1993 on January 24, 2019, 04:37:49 PM
Can anyone enlighten me on what these tweets were?
Title: Re: Club Statement
Post by: m a hill on January 24, 2019, 04:52:01 PM
Not seen them nor do I want to see them just hope you ever sent them gets their just deserts
Title: Re: Club Statement
Post by: Mallard on January 24, 2019, 04:53:32 PM
Racist comment about one of our players. Plus a totally disgusting comment about the unborn child of the same players girlfriend.  How’s that to start with.

Ban them for life
Title: Re: Club Statement
Post by: Linnet1993 on January 24, 2019, 05:13:56 PM
Racist comment about one of our players. Plus a totally disgusting comment about the unborn child of the same players girlfriend.  How’s that to start with.

Ban them for life

Just wow, completly unacceptable.
Title: Re: Club Statement
Post by: Grissles Oleary on January 24, 2019, 07:58:17 PM
That Twitter account no longer exists.  :dontknow:
Title: Re: Club Statement
Post by: Barmy856 on January 24, 2019, 10:11:06 PM
Nice to see that the club has finally taken action against this griup.

I say ‘finally’, as its a shame things have been allowed to get to this stage. Ive followed the twitter profile in question for the last year or so. In this time , i’ve seen personal abuse directed at rival club officials , anyone who dares to have a different opinion and even our own hardworking volunteers!

I dont think its a case of identifying who it was in particular who published the tweet. Personally, i think anyone assoicated with the profile should be banned. Enough is enough and a the club needs to take a tough stance. The ‘support’ this group provides is not the kind we need.

I also hope the perperator is dealt with by the relevant authorities and, if relevant, employer.

I hope the club statement is actually backed up with action this time unlike the flare incident and the condemnation that followed almost a year ago.
Title: Re: Club Statement
Post by: Chilvers Gordon on January 25, 2019, 12:46:43 PM
This is the first post for a very long time for various reasons. I find the actions of a few to be absolute disgraceful. Kieran is a very well mannered young man who had suffered an horrendous injury just as he was breaking into the King's Lynn Town 1st team in 2018.He is now thankfully making a comeback and for some idiot/idiots to hide behind there keypads and give that sort of racist remark and disgusting comments, is dreadful. King's Lynn Ultras need to get a life. If someone was to say BOO to them they would mess themselves. Get your backpacks on and just keep walking, singing your silly girlie songs and just hope that a REAL Ultra never crosses your path. As for their employees we need to have them named and shamed surely you mean headmasters and teachers. Aren't the backpacks to carry their homework around in, and a spare pair of boxer shorts? They will need them!
Title: Re: Club Statement
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on January 25, 2019, 12:58:36 PM
Updated statement from Club website:


Updated club statement regarding social media posts
January 25, 2019

The club wishes to provide an update on the statement issued yesterday (Thursday) following social media incidents on Wednesday evening involving remarks made on a Twitter account.
Late yesterday afternoon, the club was contacted by an individual who has admitted responsibility for some of the remarks made on social media platform Twitter following the club’s league fixture at Hitchin Town on Wednesday.
Following further investigations and information received, the club are satisfied of the persons validity.
Club officials have initially spoken to the person concerned and a meeting has been arranged with club chairman Stephen Cleeve to determine further action.
The club wishes to thank supporters for their help and support in this situation. There will be no further comment from the club at this time.


 

 

Title: Re: Club Statement
Post by: Dazzarugby65 on January 25, 2019, 02:27:25 PM
 :dirtbike: These people need to get on their bikes and leave our club to the decent and honest people amongst us. Finally well said Chilly, I wholeheartedly agree with all you posted.
Title: Re: Club Statement
Post by: Grissles Oleary on January 25, 2019, 02:30:58 PM
:dirtbike: These people need to get on their bikes and leave our club to the decent and honest people amongst us. Finally well said Chilly, I wholeheartedly agree with all you posted.


They will probably join the people responsible for the flares and the fighting at the Slough play off final? :dontknow:
Title: Re: Club Statement
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on January 25, 2019, 04:02:32 PM
With the Chairman having previously banned people just for making comments he did not agree with, I guess a ban is the only course of action open to him on this occasion.

 :dontknow:
Title: Re: Club Statement
Post by: Mallard on January 25, 2019, 04:17:29 PM
The club has to make a stand and ban this person/s anything less will send out totally the wrong message.  I assume that this matter will also be dealt with by a higher level than the Club.

The Non League newspaper will no doubt give this full coverage both in terms of what has happened and the outcome.

The Club has a sense of duty to the player in this matter. How can the lad play for a club that doesn’t take the action of a ban.
Title: Re: Club Statement
Post by: Grissles Oleary on January 25, 2019, 07:14:42 PM
The club has to make a stand and ban this person/s anything less will send out totally the wrong message.  I assume that this matter will also be dealt with by a higher level than the Club.

The Non League newspaper will no doubt give this full coverage both in terms of what has happened and the outcome.

The Club has a sense of duty to the player in this matter. How can the lad play for a club that doesn’t take the action of a ban.

Let us get in the real world here Mallard,you can let off flares; no ban, fight with opposing fans no ban; and now spout vile racist ****;no ban! Disagree with the chairman' BANNED! What signals are we sending out as a club?
Title: Re: Club Statement
Post by: Mallard on January 25, 2019, 07:25:05 PM
Hard for anyone to disagree with that one Griss.   Does seem a very strange set of standards that this club operates.

I would hope the likes of Culverhouse Fryatt and Back should have the ear of the Chairman on this one.  As they deal with the players, almost on a day to day basis then they I am sure will be pushing for the strongest sanctions that the Club can impose.

I am surprised that the Club haven’t issued a ban straight away. Then again after the points Grissles has made, maybe I’m not.
Title: Re: Club Statement
Post by: Grissles Oleary on January 25, 2019, 08:10:21 PM
Hard for anyone to disagree with that one Griss.   Does seem a very strange set of standards that this club operates.

I would hope the likes of Culverhouse Fryatt and Back should have the ear of the Chairman on this one.  As they deal with the players, almost on a day to day basis then they I am sure will be pushing for the strongest sanctions that the Club can impose.

I am surprised that the Club haven’t issued a ban straight away. Then again after the points Grissles has made, maybe I’m not.


Do what the f*** you like,just don't disagree with the Guvnor!  :banghead; :banghead; :banghead;
Title: Re: Club Statement
Post by: Stan on January 25, 2019, 09:34:24 PM
The club has to make a stand and ban this person/s anything less will send out totally the wrong message.  I assume that this matter will also be dealt with by a higher level than the Club.

The Non League newspaper will no doubt give this full coverage both in terms of what has happened and the outcome.

The Club has a sense of duty to the player in this matter. How can the lad play for a club that doesn’t take the action of a ban.

Let us get in the real world here Mallard,you can let off flares; no ban, fight with opposing fans no ban; and now spout vile racist ****;no ban! Disagree with the chairman' BANNED! What signals are we sending out as a club?
This is obviously a serious issue. The club has said it will act. Give it a chance to act. If it doesn't it will condemned by all but until such time get off the club's back. At the first opportunity to attack the club out pop the usual vultures.
Title: Re: Club Statement
Post by: Linnet1993 on January 25, 2019, 09:45:30 PM
The club has to make a stand and ban this person/s anything less will send out totally the wrong message.  I assume that this matter will also be dealt with by a higher level than the Club.

The Non League newspaper will no doubt give this full coverage both in terms of what has happened and the outcome.

The Club has a sense of duty to the player in this matter. How can the lad play for a club that doesn’t take the action of a ban.

Let us get in the real world here Mallard,you can let off flares; no ban, fight with opposing fans no ban; and now spout vile racist ****;no ban! Disagree with the chairman' BANNED! What signals are we sending out as a club?
This is obviously a serious issue. The club has said it will act. Give it a chance to act. If it doesn't it will condemned by all but until such time get off the club's back. At the first opportunity to attack the club out pop the usual vultures.

 :comeon:
Title: Re: Club Statement
Post by: jesuslinnet on January 25, 2019, 09:52:09 PM
The club has to make a stand and ban this person/s anything less will send out totally the wrong message.  I assume that this matter will also be dealt with by a higher level than the Club.

The Non League newspaper will no doubt give this full coverage both in terms of what has happened and the outcome.

The Club has a sense of duty to the player in this matter. How can the lad play for a club that doesn’t take the action of a ban.

Let us get in the real world here Mallard,you can let off flares; no ban, fight with opposing fans no ban; and now spout vile racist ****;no ban! Disagree with the chairman' BANNED! What signals are we sending out as a club?
This is obviously a serious issue. The club has said it will act. Give it a chance to act. If it doesn't it will condemned by all but until such time get off the club's back. At the first opportunity to attack the club out pop the usual vultures.

I actually agree,Stan.
Title: Re: Club Statement
Post by: Grissles Oleary on January 25, 2019, 09:58:26 PM
The club has to make a stand and ban this person/s anything less will send out totally the wrong message.  I assume that this matter will also be dealt with by a higher level than the Club.

The Non League newspaper will no doubt give this full coverage both in terms of what has happened and the outcome.

The Club has a sense of duty to the player in this matter. How can the lad play for a club that doesn’t take the action of a ban.

Let us get in the real world here Mallard,you can let off flares; no ban, fight with opposing fans no ban; and now spout vile racist ****;no ban! Disagree with the chairman' BANNED! What signals are we sending out as a club?
This is obviously a serious issue. The club has said it will act. Give it a chance to act. If it doesn't it will condemned by all but until such time get off the club's back. At the first opportunity to attack the club out pop the usual vultures.

I actually agree,Stan.


Of course they will act this time because Stan has spoken!  :banghead; :banghead; :banghead;
Title: Re: Club Statement
Post by: Mallard on January 26, 2019, 08:07:14 AM
You old cynic Griss.  Vultures, Cuckoo or even Magpies. 
Title: Re: Club Statement
Post by: Grissles Oleary on January 26, 2019, 08:12:57 AM
You old cynic Griss.  Vultures, Cuckoo or even Magpies.


Can't make up my mind whether I'm a vulture or a magpie,I have been told I have quite a large beak,but on the other wing I could be a magpie because I like shiney things? :laughcry: :laughcry: :laughcry:
Title: Re: Club Statement
Post by: westlynnmike on January 26, 2019, 09:07:09 AM
The club has to make a stand and ban this person/s anything less will send out totally the wrong message.  I assume that this matter will also be dealt with by a higher level than the Club.

The Non League newspaper will no doubt give this full coverage both in terms of what has happened and the outcome.

The Club has a sense of duty to the player in this matter. How can the lad play for a club that doesn’t take the action of a ban.

Let us get in the real world here Mallard,you can let off flares; no ban, fight with opposing fans no ban; and now spout vile racist ****;no ban! Disagree with the chairman' BANNED! What signals are we sending out as a club?
This is obviously a serious issue. The club has said it will act. Give it a chance to act. If it doesn't it will condemned by all but until such time get off the club's back. At the first opportunity to attack the club out pop the usual vultures.

The "accused" should be suspended pending an official inquiry and if found guilty a suitable punishment issued. As you say Stan, the Club has said it will act so we should all allow its due process to be followed. The Club should have issued a statement in which they could have clarified if a suspension had been issued.
Title: Re: Club Statement
Post by: Grissles Oleary on January 26, 2019, 09:17:00 AM
The club has to make a stand and ban this person/s anything less will send out totally the wrong message.  I assume that this matter will also be dealt with by a higher level than the Club.

The Non League newspaper will no doubt give this full coverage both in terms of what has happened and the outcome.

The Club has a sense of duty to the player in this matter. How can the lad play for a club that doesn’t take the action of a ban.

Let us get in the real world here Mallard,you can let off flares; no ban, fight with opposing fans no ban; and now spout vile racist ****;no ban! Disagree with the chairman' BANNED! What signals are we sending out as a club?
This is obviously a serious issue. The club has said it will act. Give it a chance to act. If it doesn't it will condemned by all but until such time get off the club's back. At the first opportunity to attack the club out pop the usual vultures.

The "accused" should be suspended pending an official inquiry and if found guilty a suitable punishment issued. As you say Stan, the Club has said it will act so we should all allow its due process to be followed. The Club should have issued a statement in which they could have clarified if a suspension had been issued.



Do they suspend all of the Ultras until they have weeded out the culprit? :dontknow:
Title: Re: Club Statement
Post by: m a hill on January 26, 2019, 09:42:52 AM
I thought the culprit has come forward
Title: Re: Club Statement
Post by: GrahamB on January 26, 2019, 09:43:49 AM
They should suspend them ALL entry until they have carried out their investigation. Then the culprits should be given a lifetime home ban, as I assume any away one cant be enforced. The matter should then be handed to the Police due to the nature of the said "tweets". The damage this had done to the club locally and nationally will be enormous, the Non_league paper will certainly run this tomorrow and until its conclusion. Mr Cleeve has to deal with this swiftly and decisively
Title: Re: Club Statement
Post by: GrahamB on January 26, 2019, 09:45:21 AM
"one" culprit has admitted to being party to "some" of the comments
Title: Re: Club Statement
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on January 26, 2019, 10:00:55 AM
They should suspend them ALL entry until they have carried out their investigation. Then the culprits should be given a lifetime home ban, as I assume any away one cant be enforced. The matter should then be handed to the Police due to the nature of the said "tweets". The damage this had done to the club locally and nationally will be enormous, the Non_league paper will certainly run this tomorrow and until its conclusion. Mr Cleeve has to deal with this swiftly and decisively

100% with you on that one.
Title: Re: Club Statement
Post by: KES80 on January 26, 2019, 12:00:26 PM
Yes agreed. I am wondering whether this is an opportunity, once this ghastly affair has been dealt with, to produce some sort of Code of Conduct for fans of the club.
For instance, the club wants to attract more fans to the ground. The language used by fans at the ground should therefore reflect the fact that young families may be present.
The Code could outline the likely sanctions for various forms of abusive and unruly behaviour, so that it is abundantly clear what the punishments will be, should anyone transgress.
This would provide a statement of intent from the club to the outside world. Then at least something positive will have come out of this awful situation.
Title: Re: Club Statement
Post by: Grissles Oleary on January 26, 2019, 12:14:15 PM
Yes agreed. I am wondering whether this is an opportunity, once this ghastly affair has been dealt with, to produce some sort of Code of Conduct for fans of the club.
For instance, the club wants to attract more fans to the ground. The language used by fans at the ground should therefore reflect the fact that young families may be present.
The Code could outline the likely sanctions for various forms of abusive and unruly behaviour, so that it is abundantly clear what the punishments will be, should anyone transgress.
This would provide a statement of intent from the club to the outside world. Then at least something positive will have come out of this awful situation.


Code of conduct is printed in the programme every week I believe,and posted around the ground? :oldman"
Title: Re: Club Statement
Post by: Mallard on January 26, 2019, 01:47:21 PM
You mean they waste ink on that Griss ?

Graham B 100% with you on that one.  Have to be careful though otherwise you will be acused of being me, you ain’t, are you ? :laughcry:
Title: Re: Club Statement
Post by: Mallard on January 26, 2019, 08:48:41 PM
Good news... The Club have just put out a statement to say that a statement will be released on Tuesday on last Wednesday social media issue.
Title: Re: Club Statement
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on January 26, 2019, 08:54:29 PM
From Club media Twitter account.
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@officialKLtown
  will be issuing a statement on Tuesday evening regarding  the action that has / will be  taken in relation to the social media incident that took place on Wednesday evening.
Title: Re: Club Statement
Post by: Mallard on January 27, 2019, 08:58:37 AM
One thing that springs to mind re the club taking a week to make an informed decision on last Tuesdays events, is that could it be they are dealing with more than one issue here ?  We have the social media attack on a player but also there is the case of the a ‘supporter’ coming out of the stand to get involved with the opposition bench ? 

Not the greatest night in the Clubs history that’s for sure.  Hopefully both matters can be dealt with and covered  in Tuesdays statement. 
Title: Re: Club Statement
Post by: Grissles Oleary on January 27, 2019, 09:49:03 AM
So I presume in the light of current investigations all he boys behaved yesterday? :scarf: :scarf: :scarf: