Norwich City confirm no fans ejected for persistent standing during Everton match

Norwich City fans at Carrow Road. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd. Norwich City fans at Carrow Road. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd.

Monday, February 25, 2013
5:40 PM

Norwich City have confirmed no fans were ejected from Carrow Road because of persistent standing during Saturday’s dramatic 2-1 win against Everton.

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The club issued a statement the day before the game appealing for fans to sit down and ensure “serious sanctions” are not imposed upon the club.

All major football stadiums eventually become all-seater following the Hillsborough Disaster in 1989 - which saw 96 Liverpool fans die in an overcrowded standing area.

Safety advisory groups around the country work with football clubs to ensure football fans are not persistently standing in all-seater stadiums.

The Canaries announced they would be working with the Norfolk Safety Advisory Group ahead of the game, although pointed out the club’s hierarchy understood some people would stand during “exciting moments” of matches.

A club spokesman said: “In general it went very well on Saturday and we would like to thank most fans for their co-operation with our staff on the day and we are pleased to say there were no ejections on the day for persistent standing.

“We will continue to focus on this issue and work with the Norfolk Safety Advisory Group on the issue of persistent standing at Carrow Road.”

A Norfolk police spokesman confirmed the only arrest at Saturday’s match was of a 55-year-old man from Norwich who was arrested and cautioned for consuming alcohol in the stand.

8 comments

  • I noticed at Motherwell last night, most were standing and why not. They were beating Celtic.

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    sharky

    Thursday, February 28, 2013

  • Were we at the same match?

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    DocOhNo

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • My vote for worst atmosphere would go to Norwich v Hull the night Peter Grant criticised the crowd for their silence.

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    DocOhNo

    Thursday, February 28, 2013

  • Perhaps the generally overweight "Stewards" didn`t have the energy to stand up to it.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Most people sat when asked. Also it was probably the worst atmosphere ever at a Norwich home game. But I'm sure that they're not related...

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    Oliver Savory

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • "Safety advisory group’s around the country work with football club’s to ensure football fans are not persistently standing in all-seater stadiums." Dear Editor. Any chance of employing someone with a GCSE in English, or at least somebody who understands the use of the apostrophe in punctuation? But, presumably, I am being old-fashioned in expecting to read correct English in your news reports?

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    Nigel001

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • My personal favourite was the lack of atmosphere after the twelfth man half time speech...

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    Scrimmage Canary

    Thursday, February 28, 2013

  • Another possibility is a few years ago v West Brom, Gunn was in goal and we lost by quite a lot. Rain pouring down, cold and miserable. Just likePortaloo Road on a good day I suppose.

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    DocOhNo

    Thursday, February 28, 2013

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