DONCASTER Rovers have pledged to crack down on sick supporters who smeared human excrement over walls at a rival football ground.
The club has launched an investigation to weed out the yobs who vandalised toilets at London side Leyton Orient’s ground last Saturday.
And Rovers have issued a hard-hitting statement blasting the attack which has also drawn fierce criticism from supporters’ officials.
A spokesman said: “The club is determined to do all within its power to protect the excellent reputation which our travelling fans have long enjoyed, and will not hesitate to take appropriate action against any individual identified as being the cause of any behaviour which brings the club’s reputation into dispute.”
It is understood that toilet walls in the away section at the club’s Brisbane Road ground were smeared with the initials “DRFC” using human waste during Rovers’ 2-0 League One win in the capital. Photos of the incident are later understood to have been posted on social media websites.
The club spokesman added: “Doncaster Rovers Football Club has always been proud of the excellent reputation which its travelling supporters have held over many years.
“Sadly, much to the disappointment and annoyance of all true loyal Rovers’ fans, this excellent reputation was dented as a result of an extremely outrageous act of vandalism which was carried out by one or more individuals during the club’s visit to Leyton Orient’s football ground.
“From the chairman downwards, all staff at Doncaster Rovers condemn this abhorrent behaviour which has tarnished the reputation of the thousands of Rovers’ supporters who travel the length and breadth of the country in support of the club. We have contacted Leyton Orient Football Club and apologised profusely for this outlandish behaviour, and we appreciate the understanding which Leyton Orient officials have shown to us in this matter.”
The toilets had to be closed while Orient club officials carried out a clean-up operation. It is also understood that a number of seats were broken by supporters during the match.