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Torquay United issue statement amid fan protest concerns

Torquay United have released a statement following a Fan's Forum where the idea of an organised fan protest was discussed.

The former EFL club are currently 8th in the National League South, having been relegated back down to the sixth tier of English Football last season.

The club said they had been made aware of a directive led by Nick Brodrick, Chairman of the Supporters Trust ' encouraging supporters of the Club to partake in a planned protest during the forthcoming home match against Tonbridge Angels at Plainmoor on December 2nd'.

The statement addressed this by saying, "Whilst everyone at TUAFC recognises that football is a passionate sport, and fully appreciates that all supporters are entitled to voice their own opinions, the Club strongly condemns the instigating of disruptive, anti-social, or criminal behaviour, such as pitch invasions and the throwing of missiles, which puts the safety of players, staff, officials and fellow supporters at risk."

"The Club will not tolerate any action taken by groups to threaten or intimidate others, and appropriate action will therefore be taken on all individuals caught participating in any such activities."

"Everybody at Plainmoor – Chairman, Directors, Management, Staff and Players – are determined to bring success to this Football Club and return Torquay United AFC back to its rightful place in the EFL as soon as possible."

"The Club is immensely proud of our loyal Yellow Army, and everyone at TUAFC will be doing everything possible to reward our wonderful fanbase with promotion back to the National League at the end of this season."

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