Following an alleged incident of homophobic abuse from a Swindon Town fan at the home game against Manfield last on Saturday August 28, the club have released a full statement detailing a zero tolerance policy. 

The club announced that an individual has been identified following the alleged incident last weekend and that the appropriate action will be taken as a result. 

"Swindon Town Football Club would like to remind supporters of our stance on match day incidents and reports of abuse.

"In the wake of our last home fixture against Mansfield Town at The County Ground, we sadly received reports of homophobic abuse within the stadium.

"That individual has now been identified and we are currently taking the next relevant steps, but we want to strongly remind all fans that the Football Club has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to abuse of any kind."

In the rest of the statement posted onto the Swindon Town Football Club website the club says: 

"We won’t accept any kind of discrimination at The County Ground, be it racist, homophobic, sexist or any similar vile behaviour, and we can’t stress enough that everyone is welcome at Swindon Town Football Club. 

"The Football Club has a zero tolerance policy on this matter, and any individual found to have committed any kind of abuse could be subject to a lifetime ban."

Anyone who hears or notices any racist or homophobic behaviour is encouraged to report it directly to the nearest steward at the time, or to contact someone at hte club directly via email.

If you hear any racist remarks, then you can also contact Kick It Out on 0800 169 9414 or by emailing

Alternatively, you can use the Kick It Out Reporting App which allows you to attach video, photo and audio evidence to complaints to help support investigations into discriminatory abuse and behaviour. 

"Swindon Town Football Club is committed to promoting inclusion, equality and diversity as vital values at the core of both the club and the wider community," it added