Following a massive backlash from our supporters during and after the flag incident at the recent Rangers game, The Falkirk Supporters Society are unanimous in condemning this latest PR disaster by the club.
Our representative attended the board meeting on Thursday 25th of September and the issue of the flag being removed and stewarding was on the agenda. His feedback from the meeting is as follows:-
“The directors were extremely disappointed in the way the issue had been handled and are very concerned at the harm this incident has caused to supporter relations.
We believe the club felt in a difficult position due to the what is and what isn’t seen as a political statement. It appears that there had been a directive (from the club) that any flags that had an additional political message added to it were to be removed.
On Tuesday it was detected that only one flag had an additional political message on it and it was removed. There were many other saltires on display and they were not removed. All flags that do not have a political message are welcome within the stadium.
The club will be working with their security partners to ensure consistency of approach in the future and an improved matchday experience.”
The Falkirk Supporters Society hope to work with the board of directors to try and ensure that the relationship between the Fans and the club is improved.