The Inebriatti supporters’ group has released the below statement following the recent silent protests during Toronto FC matches at BMO Field:
The protests stem from sanctions imposed on the Inebriatti by the club’s front office as a result of the highly offensive two-stick banner that was on display in their section during the defeat to the Montreal Impact on August 27.
The Inebriatti claims the fan who brought the banner was not associated with them - and he has apparently admitted as much to the club - but reports in the Star and Sun published on Thursday suggest a second fan wearing an Inebriatti t-shirt was seen holding it up. The group is yet to respond specifically to this claim.
According to the Star, the Inebriatti has been asked to sign a new fans’ code of conduct which allows the club to assign them responsibility for the actions of anyone sitting in their allocated seats if no individual is identifiable. This clause has drawn the ire of other supporters’ groups, including U-Sector, who argue that it is the job of stadium security to police each section.
We’re hoping to have more on this in the coming days. In the meantime, any supporters involved in the situation who would like to have their say are welcome to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.