HATEFUL chanting, as heard from some Treaty United fans during their 3-0 loss to Finn Harps at the outset of the June Bank Holiday Weekend at the Markets Field, has been condemned by its board.
A statement issued to the Limerick Post said: “The Board at Treaty United condemns the inappropriate chants heard from some fans during our home game with Finn Harps on Friday night. Hateful chanting has no place in football, and we apologise to anyone who has been offended by them.”
It continued: “Treaty United have always strived to be respected, both on the field and off the field. Individuals who think engaging in this behaviour is at all acceptable are entirely unwelcome at the Markets Field Stadium.”
The statement concluded: “The club will not tolerate any behaviour of this kind. We pride ourselves on providing a family friendly environment at the Market’s Field. Anyone found to behaving in such a manner will be ejected and permanently banned from attending any games or events at the ground.”
Conn Murray, previously Chief Executive of Limerick City and County Council, is current Treaty United Chairman.
On the pitch, after a terrible run – three defeats on the bounce – Tommy Barrett’s outfit earned a welcome point with a 1-1 draw against Wexford in the First Division of the League of Ireland at the Markets Field on Bank Holiday Monday night.
Treaty fell behind in the game’s infancy but managed to tie-up the contest through a well-executed penalty goal from Mark Ludden inside the closing quarter.
Treaty entertain Cobh Ramblers at the same venue on this coming Friday, kick-off 7.45pm.