Dunfermline Athletic issue stadium bans after Raith Rovers fan assault 

A 17-year-old Raith Rovers fan was assaulted following the Fife derby earlier this month.

Dunfermline Athletic ban a number of supporters from games after Raith Rovers fan assaulted SNS Group

Dunfermline Athletic FC have confirmed they have banned a number of supporters from attending games.

It comes after a 17-year-old Raith Rovers supporter was assaulted by a group following Dunfermline’s Scottish Championship match with their rivals at East End Park on Tuesday, January 2.

A video circulated on social media showed the attack on the supporter, during which his hearing aids fell out and were broken in the course of the assault.

The 17-year-old was subsequently invited to meet the Raith squad, receiving a signed shirt and travelling on the team bus for Saturday’s fixture against Airdrieonians.

Both clubs condemned the assault as a Police Scotland investigation was launched, leading to the arrests of six male teenagers and one adult in connection with the incident.

They have been released on an undertaking to appear at Dunfermline Sheriff Court at a later date.

Now the Pars have confirmed following their own investigation, and dialogue with police, that a number of stadium banning orders have been issued.

A club statement said: “We will continue to work with the authorities and support their investigations.

“The club re-iterates the condemnation of the scenes post match on Tuesday, January 2 and any individuals identified by further investigations will also be subject to stadium banning orders.”

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