MK Dons are continuing to urge supporters with any information that could potentially help to identify those responsible for the incidents which occurred in the Emirates FA Cup tie at Hyde United (Friday 3rd November) to contact the Greater Manchester club.
An excellent Emirates FA Cup tie was somewhat overshadowed by the damage caused to Hyde United’s artificial pitch from several pyrotechnics which were thrown from the home section of the ground, as well as the threat to supporter safety with one flare landing amongst MK Dons supporters at half time. The Club are extremely grateful to the quick response from two of our own stewards – Robin Edmonds and Ian Pledger – who were able to extinguish the fires and prevent further damage or any injury.
The Club are working closely with Hyde United to ensure that those responsible are held accountable for their actions. That is why any supporter who has any relevant footage or information, is strongly urged to email firstname.lastname@example.org in order to assist with their investigations.
On a positive note, the Club would like to acknowledge the campaign led by MK Dons supporters to raise money for Hyde United to contribute towards their cost of repairs. Their extremely generous act epitomises what is great about our supporters and, from our own dialogue with Hyde United this week, it is clear that it is something very much appreciated by everyone there.
This is an appropriate time to remind supporters of the charter recently signed by the 72 EFL club chairman, which confirms that anyone attempting to bring or set off a pyrotechnic inside an EFL stadium will be automatically subject to three year ban from all football stadiums in the country. This is an initiative which MK Dons fully supports.