Belfast Telegraph

Clarets take stand against violence

Burnley are to ban 21 people from the club for life following violence in the town last year.

The club's decision comes after those sanctioned were convicted and given football banning orders at Preston Crown Court earlier this week.

Nineteen of those involved were also given prison sentences ranging from five to 22 months.

The trouble broke out at Burnley Miners Club following the Clarets' Championship game against Sheffield Wednesday in January 2014.

Burnley chief executive Lee Hoos said: "It is our intention to give lifetime bans to all of those involved in this mindless act of violence.

"Naturally, we will cross-check our database and put these bans in place.

"These people are clearly not fans and there is no place for them at Burnley Football Club."

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