We are very proud of the way our fans have supported the Club and the community during the current Covid pandemic. They have also helped lead the way in getting fans back into grounds across the country more widely by their exemplary behaviour at the test event earlier this season and at games since then.
As a Club we also pride ourselves on our work across the City in promoting inclusion and diversity through the Trust and in seeking to create a tolerant and welcoming atmosphere that makes everyone feel they can be part of Cambridge United. We are proud to have been recognised as the first ‘mentally healthy club’ over the summer and are amongst a number of EFL Clubs that have recently signed up to the new FA Charter on Diversity.
It was therefore hugely disappointing that, last night, a tiny minority should choose to boo when players took the knee before the start of the game, even if this was quickly drowned out by applause from the vast majority. We are not going to attempt to second guess their motivation at what is clearly an act expressed to send an anti-racist message. We want to make clear that they are not welcome at Cambridge United. They do not share our values as a Club. We will do what we can to try to identify them and when we do they will face a ban.