PSNI is supporting Larne FC in their call for supporters to show respect and tolerance at this Friday’s Irish Cup fixture at home to Coleraine.
Club Chairman Gareth Clements said: “There is a lot of support for Irish football, not just here in Larne, but across the country and for the most part people are there to cheer on their side, watch some good football, and have a great day out.
All we are asking is that our supporters and the visiting fans behave in a manner that reflects the great reputation of both clubs.”
Sergeant McIlroy from the Larne PSNI Neighbourhood Team added: “You can show your love for your team without getting involved in fights and disorder with rival supporters so that means leaving the flares and smoke bombs at home. There will be a policing operation in place to provide reassurance to home and visiting fans and the wider community.
We ask that anyone attending co-operates with the stewards and works with us to ensure it’s an enjoyable night for all concerned.”