The Valley

Next Game

Charlton v B'mouth

Saturday, 02 May 2015, 12:15

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Last Game

Birm'ham 1 - 0 Charlton

Saturday, 25 April 2015, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Charlton followers sentenced

Seven Charlton supporters have been convicted of racially-aggravated chanting on a train following an FA Cup tie against Fulham in 2012.

Last Updated: 30/10/13 at 18:13 Post Comment

Charlton: Are planning additional sanctions on the convicted men

Charlton: Are planning additional sanctions on the convicted men

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The supporters have also been banned from football grounds for a combined total of 52 years and six of them have been given custodial sentences.

The British Transport Police (BTP) have released a statement which read: "BTP detectives launched an investigation after the group chanted about Gary Dobson three days after he was convicted of murdering Stephen Lawrence.

"It was after the FA Cup fixture at Fulham that BTP officers were called to the train by concerned passengers travelling between Putney and Waterloo on Saturday, 7 January 2012.

"Officers immediately launched an investigation - codenamed Operation Midas - and, after working in close collaboration with Charlton Athletic, were able to quickly identify a number of people in connection with the incident."

The seven convicted fans were sentenced on Wednesday and David Bone and Daniel Clay were given 18 months in prison, Ben Boylett and Jason Butler 12 months and Sean Fowle and Aaron Phinbow eight months.

That sextet were all given eight-year football banning orders but Jake Embery was given a six-month prison sentence, suspended for 18 months, and a four-year banning order.

Detective Sergeant Jane Hill, from British Transport Police, said: "The actions of these men were both offensive and extremely intimidating to other passengers on board the train at the time.

"I hope that being banned from the club, along with the sentences handed down, serves as a stark reminder that racism in our communities and on the rail network is utterly unacceptable."

Mick Everett, Head of Operations at Charlton, said: "Charlton Athletic is widely recognised as one of the most successful football clubs in the country at promoting social inclusion, building community cohesion, and tackling racism.

"Although this isolated incident does not reflect on the overwhelming majority of our fans, these arrests are a kick in the teeth to everyone associated with the club, who have put so much effort into our campaign over the years.

"The club will now look to impose additional appropriate sanctions on those involved."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

t's why Mourinho is so successful. He gives players a specific, limited set of functions to perform. They are but a cog in a machine. Do no more, do no less. I assume he learnt it from LvG :)

red_devil83
Fellaini Has Politely Become Undroppable

I

really hope that someone in the mainstream media spots that the Bayern manager played for and managed Barcelona quite well, and thinks to mention it in the build up. That would be really interesting.

megabrow (cufc)
Barcelona to face Bayern

Y

our gob says one thing, Brendan, the results say something else.

balls-to-monty
Rodgers bullish over Anfield future

Footer 365

Tottenham and Everton winger Aaron Lennon investigated by police

Greater Manchester Police are investigating claims that Aaron Lennon assaulted a woman in a Manchester nightclub.

League Two round-up: Tranmere and Cheltenham relegated to Conference

Shrewsbury secured promotion to League One by beating Cheltenham, whose relegation fate was sealed along with Tranmere.

Liverpool were 'outstanding', says boss Brendan Rodgers after West Brom draw

Brendan Rodgers says Liverpool were 'outstanding' after their 0-0 draw against West Brom.

Mail Box

Chelsea Millions Should Buy Better...

For the money they have spent, Chelsea should be playing like the Harlem Globetrotters rather than Atletico. We have mails on Cesc, Brendan Rodgers and...

Brendan Rodgers Is David Cameron...

Rodgers is compared to the Prime Minister, insomuch as he has a right to peddle bulls**t, apparently. Plus why comparing Arsene Wenger to Diego Simeone is a mug's game...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company