Mon 18 Apr 2022 - 10:49PM
Tamworth FC Statement Regarding Tamworth v Biggleswade Town
The game against Biggleswade Town on Saturday 11th December, played at the CRMOT Centre Community Stadium at the Lamb, was abandoned at half time when the opposition refused to return to the field of play. The reason given was that a Biggleswade Town player alleged that he had heard a racist comment directed at one of his team mates.
Extensive investigations were made into the alleged incident including the taking of witness statements, viewing and listening to audio and video recordings and reporting the matter to the Staffordshire Police Football Unit. The matter was reported to the Southern League and investigated by the Football Association.
Following their investigation the Football Association concluded that ‘no formal disciplinary action would be taken by the FA’ and that ‘no action will be taken against either club’.
Last week Tamworth FC appealed to the FA against the original decision made by the Southern League and we have been informed today that:
The game will be replayed under normal league rules. The game must be played before the season concludes on Saturday, and as such will be played on Thursday evening (21 April) with a 7.45 Kick off. In order to be as fair as we can to supporters that attended the original fixture we are making the following arrangements,
As stated at the time, Tamworth Football Club do not condone discrimination in any form and will investigate and deal with all allegations as an urgent priority.
Tamworth Football Club is proud of the diversity evident at all levels of our club, including in the current first team squad and non-playing staff. We are delighted to work in partnership with ‘Kick It Out’ to further promote equality and inclusion within our local community.
Tamworth FC wish to thank supporters for their patience and understanding while this matter has been investigated.
We also want to thank those who made statements to support the club against this alleged allegation.