Club and supporter charged by FA following ugly scenes at cup final

Date: Wednesday 18th July 2018

CLEATOR Moor Celtic Football Club and one of its supporters have been charged by the FA following ugly scenes during the Cumberland Cup final against Penrith at Carlisle United’s Brunton Park ground in May.

An investigation was launched by governing body the Cumberland FA (CFA) after it received complaints about incidents during and after the game, which the West Cumbrians won 2-1.

The CFA’s chief executive officer, Ben Snowden, said: “I can confirm that, following an investigation involving the full co-operation of both of the clubs involved in the Cumberland Cup final, Carlisle United FC and CFA officials, an FA misconduct charge of E20 has been raised against Cleator Moor Celtic FC and an individual E3 improper conduct charge has been raised against an individual who was a spectator on the evening of the final.

“The E20 charge is that the club failed to ensure players, spectators and/or club officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.

“The individual misconduct is an improper conduct charge that includes threatening and/or abusive language and/or behaviour.

“In line with FA discipline regulations, both the club and individual now have the right to respond to the charge, including providing any further evidence and/or mitigation.”

They have a total of 14 days to respond.