Unacceptable Behaviour

Unacceptable Behaviour Statement

Amended SPFL Rules for Ground Safety and behaviour at Matches


In accordance with the above rules, Elgin City Football Club has a duty to ensure that its players, officials, supporters and any other person connected with the club do not engage in any conduct deemed unacceptable under these rules. This applies both on an official match at our home stadium or at official away matches played by the Club.

The definition of unacceptable conduct covers conduct which is violent and/or disorderly.

Violent conduct includes:

  1. actual, attempted or threatened violence against a person or persons.
  2. intentional damage to property.

Disorderly conduct includes:

Conduct which is designed to stir up or sustain hatred or ill will against a group of persons based on their membership or presumed membership of the following categories of defined groups:

  1. female or male gender
  2. colour, race, nationality or ethnic or national group.
  3. membership of a religious group or a group with a perceived religious affiliation.
  4. sexual orientation
  5. transgender identity
  6. disability
  7. the use of threatening, abusive or insulting words
  8. the display of written or other visual display which is threatening, abusive or insulting.

Elgin City Football Club accepts its responsibility under these SPFL rules and will not tolerate any behaviour deemed unacceptable in these rules.

Any Elgin City official, employee or other person connected with the Club who engages in such behaviour will be dealt with under the Club’s internal disciplinary procedures.

Any supporter who engages in such behaviour will be liable for sanctions imposed by the Club which could include withdrawal of season ticket, exclusion from future Elgin City matches or in the event of persistent offending, a lifetime ban from the Club.

Elgin City FC Board of Directors

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