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PNE offer fans refund following Beckford and Doyle incident at Sheffield Wednesday

Posted on - 5th December, 2016 - 1:54pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston North End, Sport
Sir Tom's beloved North End Football Club Stadium in Deepdale, Preston

Sir Tom’s beloved North End Football Club Stadium in Deepdale, Preston

Preston North End will offer fans who travelled to Saturday’s game at Sheffield Wednesday a full refund for their tickets.

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Eion Doyle and Jermaine Beckford were both sent off towards the end of the game after a violent incident between the two PNE strikers.

On top of their punishments from the FA, Preston North End have issued fines to both players that will pay for the cost of the refund to fans who made the trip.

Supporters who bought in advance, can claim their money back in person at the club’s ticket office by the same method of payment used to purchase the ticket from Tuesday 6th December.

Those supporters who paid on the day must provide their match ticket in order to receive a refund. For all refunds, the repayment will be made to the person who paid for the ticket.

Manager Simon Grayson said: “The fans who travelled to Sheffield Wednesday were let down by the actions of Jermaine Beckford and Eoin Doyle and it is only right that the fines imposed on the players are used to refund the cost of the ticket money for the fixture.

“It has been made very clear to the players and the squad as a whole that this behaviour is not acceptable by any employee of Preston North End and a swift and strong response was important, however, it has now been dealt with and the matter is closed.”

A joint statement from Beckford and Doyle has also been issued.

“We apologise wholeheartedly for our actions at Hillsborough.

“Our behaviour was not acceptable in any walk of life, let alone on a football pitch.

“We let down the management, our team-mates and most importantly the supporters, who had spent a lot of money to support the team.

“We accept the punishment given to us by the club and The FA and fully support the club’s decision to refund the ticket costs to the supporters.

“We have apologised to the manager, the staff and our team-mates and hope that the supporters accept our total remorse for the incident.

“It is our intention to now put this behind us and to give our all for the benefit of Preston North End going forward.”

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