Sheffield United threaten ‘life bans’ after reports of second coin throwing incident

Club chiefs have threatened that supporters will receive life bans from Bramall Lane if found to be involved in the latest coin throwing incident.
Club chiefs have threatened that supporters will receive life bans from Bramall Lane if found to be involved in the latest coin throwing incident.
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Sheffield United’s managing director Mal Brannigan has hit out after reports a coin was thrown at Notts County goalkeeper Scott Loach.

The latest incident occurred just after Che Adams’ 74th minute penalty in the JPT tie against the League Two side on Tuesday night.

This follows a similar event during the league clash with Colchester United where the Blades lost 2-3 back in September.

Club chiefs have confirmed that South Yorkshire Police are investigating the incidents and have also pleaded for Blades fans to come forward with any information.

In both incidents, the club have said a coin was thrown in the direction of the opposition goalkeeper.

Sheffield United managing director Mal Brannigan said: “Behaviour of this manner will not be tolerated and anyone found to have committed this offence will receive an automatic life ban from Bramall Lane.

“This sanction will be separate to any action South Yorkshire Police can impose.

“We are working closely with South Yorkshire Police to identify the individual or individuals who committed these mindless acts.

“The Club has, in the past 12 months, installed and upgraded its CCTV network throughout Bramall Lane and in particular The Kennedy Kop Stand. The footage that comes from the cameras is very clear and was used to ban two individuals following unwanted behaviour last season.

“Bramall Lane has a very good reputation for being a safe environment to both watch and play football.

“The Club will do its utmost to ensure this remains so.”

Anyone with information should contact info@sufc.co.uk or police on 101.