Saturday 30th September v. Dungannon Swifts (away) - Sports Direct Premiership - k.o: 3:00pm

Cliftonville Match Report
Behaviour At Games
Uploaded Thursday, 2nd Feb, 2023 at 08:50

"We are extremely upset and angry that verbal abuse of a sexual nature was targeted at a female member of staff during last weekend's game against Cliftonville. The comments were made by an individual or individuals within the Ballymena United support. We are also very concerned that this highly sexualised language was in ear shot of children.
The language used cannot be published but anyone who heard it will know exactly what we are referring to, and will know that it is simply wrong. We are reviewing footage supplied and have already taken witness statements from those present. We are also asking anyone who was present at the match who could help us identify those who are responsible - you can contact us confidentially at, or speak in confidence to any board or management committee member.
As well as our responsibly as an employer, we all have to stand against such forms of abuse in society. If you wouldn't accept such words directed at your mother, sister, wife or daughter, then we expect that you wouldn't accept to hear it shouted at a football match. We have a legal and moral responsibility to staff, volunteers, supporters and children to protect them from being subject to and hearing sexually abusive language. The vast majority of our excellent support cannot be tarnished by those who see such vile language as acceptable.
We will work with statutory and voluntary agencies to make sure that our position going forward is clear - be it home or away, we are alert to this issue and will work with the council and the PSNI as appropriate should we hear it at any time."

Click here to view article on desktop site