Date:Friday December 8 2006
The worse kept secret in recent weeks was the plan for traveling Arsenal fans to carry inflatable mobile phones & 'Ashley Cash' on their visit to Stamford Bridge in order to mock of Ashley Cole.
The 'secret' has now reached the Arsenal board who have issued the following statement to Gooners, threatening with rejection or ejection to Stamford Bridge should they be found carrying said items.
As you will know, the Club consistently sells out its allocation for away matches and the support from the fans has been tremendous both domestically and across Europe. Your commitment to Arsenal Football Club is very much appreciated by the players and everyone associated with the Club.
Those of you attending the above match on Sunday will know there are a number of actions planned against individuals at Chelsea by a small minority of Arsenal fans. The Club would like all supporters to be aware that anyone found to be bringing in inflatable mobile phones or fake bank notes will be either refused entry or ejected from the ground. Arsenal Football Club would like to stress that it does not tolerate any foul or abusive behaviour and we are working closely with both Chelsea Football Club and the relevant authorities to ensure that Sunday`s match will be played in a safe and positive environment.
We urge all our fans to focus their attention on supporting the team during Sunday`s important match and maintain the impeccable behaviour associated with supporters of Arsenal Football Club.
Your support is invaluable
Do you agree that the Gooners maybe going overboard with their 'abuse' of Cole or are the board overreacting to playful banter?
Have your say on the article comments or in the club forum.
Date:Friday December 8 2006
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