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Toronto FC remove Inebriatti’s supporters group status after Ottawa incident

They are no longer a recognized supporters group within BMO Field

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Toronto FC’s most controversial supporters group saw its status as an official Toronto FC support group terminated today. As a result, the Inebriatti will lose all supporter group privileges.

The sanctions come following an investigation conducted by the Ottawa Police into a July 18 incident at TD Place Stadium during the first leg of the Voyageurs Cup semi-finals. The Inebriatti have been deemed responsible for a flare which was thrown on the pitch, as well as lighting their own banner on fire.

The club also took into account past code of conduct violations from the Inebriatti.

“It is Toronto FC’s highest priority to promote responsible fan behaviour in order to ensure that all fans have a safe and enjoyable game day experience,” Toronto FC said in a statement today.

Here is the full list of sanctions that have been levied against the group. The club has also handed out some indefinite bans for certain members of the group from the stadium and all MLSE properties as a result of their role in the Ottawa incident.

i) Immediate and permanent termination of Inebriatti’s status as an official supporter group and all associated supporter group privileges;

(ii) Termination and refund of all seat accounts associated with Inebriatti; and

(iii) Inebriatti members are prohibited from entering the south end supporters section of BMO Field until they have successfully completed the online MLS Fan Conduct Education Class at their own expense.

All of the tickets for fans within the group have since been refunded, as the club has been doing since the Ottawa incident.