'Absolutely bonkers' - Charlton Athletic appear to threaten to ban fans who post negative comments about the club on social media
Published 12/08/2016 | 10:36
Championship club Charlton Athletic have appeared to write to supporters threatening that their season ticket will be suspended for fans who post "inflammatory" remarks on social media.
Pictures of alleged letters sent to certain fans have surfaced on social media, although there has been no confirmation that they are authentic.
The club has drawn up a behavioural contract and have sent letters to fans - seemingly those who have criticised the club on social media last season - stating that their season ticket must be collected in person from the club's Duty Safety Officer Cliff Eager.
In the letter, Eager says: "I need to advise you that the granting of your season ticket will be conditional and subject to you signing an 'Agreed Behavioural Contract' which will request that you refrain from posting derogatory or inflammatory comments regarding the Club or people representing the club in the future on any social media website."
Charlton Atheltic were unavailable for comment when contacted by Independent.ie today.
Well this is just totally bonkers. https://t.co/XJUniHfEdl— Richie Sadlier (@RichieSadlier) August 12, 2016
This is the maddest thing I've seen for some considerable time in sport.....Charlton take a bow.... https://t.co/bLcYU7C2nv— Paul Newman (@Paul_NewmanDM) August 12, 2016
Charlton appear to be asking some fans not to criticise them in return for season tkt. Have asked club for comment. pic.twitter.com/QSNULAMc7C— Richard Conway (@richard_conway) August 12, 2016
Charlton are now dictating to fans what they can post on social media... pic.twitter.com/X0lSd5lnIa— Oddschanger (@Oddschanger) August 12, 2016
Unbelievable from Charlton. In short: 'Don't criticise your club online, otherwise you can't have a season ticket.' https://t.co/DvFVDIW25V— Archie Rhind-Tutt (@archiert1) August 12, 2016