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04 Mar 2023 : Linnets chairman apologises to Macclesfield for post-match fan misbehaviour

We have been made aware of some disturbing behaviour from a small number of our supporters after Tuesday's Cheshire Senior Cup victory over Macclesfield.

It has been reported that Macc's director of football, Robbie Savage was verbally abused by fans, who had congregated by the tunnel as players and officials left the field with an allegation being made that he was spat at.

A further post-match incident, on the club car park, has been reported. This involved Mr Savage again being subjected to words of abuse as he prepared to leave the site with a sticker being placed on the window of a car belonging to Robert Smethurst, the Macclesfield FC owner.

Linnets chairman Peter Cartledge has condemned the actions of those responsible, insisting that any such incidents will not be tolerated.

He said: "Runcorn Linnets take any reports of crowd misconduct very seriously. There is no place for such behaviour at APEC Taxis Stadium and we will not allow the club's good reputation and relationships with other clubs to be damaged by such actions.

"We take a pride in the welcome afforded to all, who visit the stadium.

"We love the loud, raucous and unwavering support of our fans but this behaviour goes beyond that. It is completely unacceptable.

"I am disgusted by what happened and sincerely apologise to Robert Smethurst, Robbie Savage, Macclesfield FC and anyone else who might have been affected by this.

"If it comes to light who the culprits are, we will have no hesitation in banning them from our ground for all future matches."

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