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A message for QPR supporters

THE TEAM has received tremendous backing this season, home and away. This weekend we travel to Peterborough with an expected away support of almost 4,000, which is fantastic.

Following recent fixtures on the road at Reading, Bournemouth and Fulham, Saturday’s game could see us sell out our away allocation for the third time in four matches.

This support is hugely appreciated.

A small minority of ‘fans’ have recently taken to throwing objects at opposition supporters. This was witnessed at Reading and again at Fulham.

The club prides itself on its reputation as a family club.

We would like to remind those travelling to the Weston Homes Stadium on Saturday that this behaviour will not be tolerated and the strongest possible action will be taken against any individuals involved.

QPR CEO Lee Hoos said: “The fans have been incredible this season, home and away. There have been some great atmospheres and there is a real buzz around the place at the moment.

“Unfortunately a very small minority are doing their best to ruin it for everyone else. We are not sure how long these individuals have been following the club but our message to them is clear – if you believe throwing objects into crowds is acceptable, you are not the fans we want. 

“Anyone who is found throwing missiles or acting in a similarly unacceptable way will be issued with a lifetime ban from the club.

“We will not allow these so-called supporters to ruin the matchday experience for everyone else – our own great fans as well as the opposition’s.

“I would like to reiterate that this is a very, very small minority but we will be doing everything we can to stamp this out.”

Supporters are also reminded that entering the field of play, unless instructed to do so, is an arrestable offence under the Football (Offences) Act 1991.

Regardless of age, all fans must adhere to ground regulations.

Should a supporter enter the field of play, they will be subject to a stadium ban. If the supporter is under the age of 14, their parent / guardian will also face similar action.

Anyone who is found throwing missiles or acting in a similarly unacceptable way will be issued with a lifetime ban from the club.

Lee Hoos
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