Falkirk FC acknowledge the proceedings at Falkirk Sheriff Court on Friday in which a case against one of our supporters was dismissed. We wholeheartedly apologise for the way in which this matter was handled by the Club and for the resultant inference that the wider Falkirk support was wrongly associated with allegations of racist behaviour.
Our intention had been to ensure that our fan base is recognised for what they are – fair, loyal, passionate and unwavering in their support for their team and totally opposed to any form of racist behaviour. However, we recognise that the statement issued by the Club at the time was premature and ill-advised and we regret that this wrongly tarnished the good name of Falkirk supporters in the media.
We have written privately to the supporter in question to apologise and, through this letter to supporters, we wish to apologise publicly to him.
We urge that we put this matter behind us and move forward together in supporting the team, knowing that important lessons have been learned.
The Board of Directors of Falkirk Football Club