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Spitting is lowest of the low

By Scott Young

Published 16/02/2016

Crusaders chairman Stephen Bell
Crusaders chairman Stephen Bell

There was an unsavoury spitting incident at Seaview on Friday night when the Glenavon backroom team were targeted by a fan in the most vile and disgusting manner.

Crusaders acted quickly to remove and ban the individual and I'm sure everyone at that family-run friendly club was appalled by this behaviour.

Clubs cannot legislate for imbeciles such as this.

You never expect to see disgusting and disgraceful incidents and thankfully they are rare.

Crusaders chairman Stephen Bell dealt with it swiftly and hopefully we never see it happen again.

Football players get abuse during matches and that's not a surprise, but having someone spit on you is the lowest of the low.

When I was a young player at St Johnstone another player spat on my jersey and after the initial shock I went for him but other players intervened and the referee was quick to send him off. He later apologised, but it was an awful thing to happen.

You would rather take a punch to the face than something like that. Something like that can kick off more unsavoury events. Our game does not need imbeciles.

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