The CAFE team is aware of a video circulating on social media, allegedly showing a number of people physically attacking a disabled fan in Scotland.

We understand that the fan in question is doing ok, but his assistive hearing device was broken during the incident.

Police Scotland and the clubs in question are investigating the matter, and we look forward to seeing the outcomes that are reached.

There is absolutely no place for violence in our game, and we condemn this incident in the strongest possible way. All fans should be able to enjoy an inclusive and safe matchday experience regardless of their club affiliation.

CAFE is committed to a game that is welcoming for all disabled fans. As part of our strategy to prevent disability hate incidents in football, we have an online reporting tool and encourage all instances of discrimination against disabled fans to be reported.

Disability hate incidents can include harassment, verbal abuse, bullying or intimidation, physical violence, threats, online abuse, using disability slurs, and theft of or damage to property.

This incident is a reminder to all of our community that we need to be aware of actions that endanger the safety of disabled fans, and report such issues at the earliest opportunity.

To report an incident, and to find out more, please visit https://www.cafefootball.eu/reporting-incident.

We send our best wishes to the disabled fan involved in this matter, and wish him well for a full and speedy recovery.


Published 4/1/2024