Lewes FC can confirm that we have issued a five-game ban to a supporter that was alleged to have used racial abuse during our home game vs. Dulwich Hamlet on Saturday 9 December.
The supporter in question denied any use of racism but admitted the language itself was of an abusive nature and in contravention of our zero-tolerance policy to this kind of behaviour.
We were unable to determine with certainty whether there was a racial element to the abuse and as such, have made the decision to act accordingly. The allegations, however, were not retracted or altered during the process.
We would like to remind all supporters that abuse of any kind at the Dripping Pan, will not be tolerated.