Western Sydney Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas says the club will look to “reinforce the message” of how anti-social behaviour and activity will not be accepted.
The club’s active supporter area, home to the RBB, was closed off in Western Sydney’s match against Perth after flares were lit in the Wanderers bay the week before during the Sydney derby.
“Some views don’t have any reference or deference to the legal parameters we operate in and by extension have no obligation to consider the safety element of conducting a game,” Tsatsimas said.
In relation to flares, Tsatsimas says while they are used in South America and Europe as part of the atmosphere ,those places “operate in a different legal framework.”
“Hopefully we’re able to rebuild and reinforce the message that use of anti-social activity and behaviour won’t be accepted,” Tsatsimas said.
Tsatsimas told Michael Zappone and Tony Pignata on FNR_Football Nation Radio’s Football Bosses last night he felt “sorry” for the RBB due to them not being allowed to have the same impact on the team in the side’s draw to Perth.
“We need to reinforce the message that our fans are exceptional and have been amazing since our
inception,” Tsatsimas said.
“You saw the crowd on the weekend, it impacted on what was presented,” Tsatsimas said.
Football Bosses airs every Wednesday from 7pm (AEDT) hosted by Michael Zappone and Tony Pignata on FNR_Football Nation Radio
listen to the full interview here