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Tuesday 29 Nov 2022
Spectator misconduct brings sanction for Linfield

The Irish FA’s Disciplinary Committee has upheld notices of complaint against both Linfield FC and Glentoran FC for breaches of the association’s Disciplinary Code.

The committee held a sanction-only hearing to consider points in mitigation from Linfield after the club was issued with a notice for breaching Article 33.1 following incidents in the NIFL Danske Bank Premiership fixture against Glentoran at the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park o14 October.

Linfielaccepted a notice of complaint for spectator misconduct and members of the committee have sanctioned the club with a partial stadium closure. Linfield must close the West Stand (known as The Kop) of the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park for two months.

The committee staged a sanction-only hearing to consider points in mitigation from Glentoran after the club was issued with a notice for breaching Article 33.2 following incidents inthe same NIFL Premiership fixture on 14 October.

Glentoran accepted a notice of complaint for spectator misconduct.

In respect of Glentoran’s sanction, the committee has informed the club that it will adjourn its determination for three months, pending the detailed submission of appropriate actions taken by the club to overcome spectator misconduct issues.