Ebbsfleet FC was left with 'no choice' but to close its fan forum after a stream of abusive posts
Ebbsfleet FC was forced to close its fan forum a stream of abusive posts.
The decision was made on the instructions of the board of Kuwaiti European Holdings (KEH) who own the club.
The forum was connected to Ebbsfleet’s official website and offered fans the opportunity to voice their opinions on performances and other aspects of the club.
Ebbsfleet vice-chairman Peter Varney explained that while the forum has been closed, more question and answer sessions for fans to attend will be planned in the future.
There will also be meetings between board the board and members from the club’s trust organisation, the Fleet Trust.
Mr Varney said that the abusive comments from some members of the team’s support had left the KEH board with no choice.
He said: “I don’t usually follow forums but the unacceptable levels of personal abuse and negativity of postings on the forum have been brought to my attention by some of the fans, as well as the directors of KEH Sports.
“Whilst the directors of both EUFC and KEH Sports welcome feedback if it is constructive, this type of questionably motivated content is not in the best interests of Ebbsfleet United FC.
"To allow it to be voiced on the club’s website indicates a level of endorsement by the club of the views expressed, which is obviously very far from the case.”
He added: “I hope our supporters recognise the reasons for taking this action and, as with the majority of clubs, I am sure an independent fans’ site will evolve in due course which both I and all Board members would welcome.”
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