Club Brugge once again condemn racist chants by fans

Club Brugge once again condemn racist chants by fans
Club Brugge's supporters. Credit: Belga / Kurt Desplenter

In an open letter published on its website on Saturday, Club Brugge once again denounced discriminatory and defamatory chants by its supporters, Belga News Agency reports.

"Club Brugge, together with its players, staff, employees and the various supporters' groups and federations, would like to put an end to these chants by means of this open letter," wrote the management of the Bruges side.

The club wants to put an end to its discriminatory and defamatory chants, "because this does not reflect the values that the Belgian champions want to defend."

"We are a family club, warm and we want to support our team. Hurting certain sections of the population is not one of them. Colour, rank, origin or conviction has never mattered to us and never will."

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Fans who chant such words also damage the reputation of the club as a whole, Club Brugge continued, fearing that sanctions - which can include a closed-door ban - would be imposed on the club if they were to re-offend.

"Heavy sanctions have already been imposed, resulting in heavy fines, tarnishing the image of our club and our supporters. Every time we break the law, we get a new sanction, which can go as far as a closed-door match. Without our 12th man. A situation that no one wants to relive", the letter from the club reads.

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