The Chairman and Board of Directors utterly condemn without reservation the actions of a number of misguided individuals, masquerading as Glentoran Supporters, at Tuesdays night’s Co Antrim Shield semi-final against Cliftonville Football Club at Windsor Park.

The actions of these people resulted in a baseball being thrown onto the pitch which could have caused serious injury, and the malicious damage of 29 seats in the South Stand, which will undoubtedly result in a further financial penalty on the club.

The Board want to make it clear that the Club have been investigating all aspects of the matter and have now been provided with information indicating the individuals involved.

While our own internal investigations continue we have been in contact with the Police Service and have passed on all information at our disposal to them with a view to the formal identity and apprehension of the individuals concerned.

We wish to clearly indicate that irrespective of whatever action the PSNI may deem necessary, that further action will be taken by the club to apply sanctions on all those identified as having participated in these activities. We are determined that such criminal behaviour will not be tolerated wherever and however it may manifest itself, and remain fully committed to the principles of sporting behaviour enshrined in UEFA’s 10 point-plan and Football for All.

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