Ports fans prepare letter of protest for IFA

Portadown's Tim Mouncey. Pic by PressEye Ltd
Portadown's Tim Mouncey. Pic by PressEye Ltd

Portadown supporters have released details of the letter designed to notify the Irish Football Association of growing frustration within the Shamrock Park fanbase.

Devised with help from the Portadown Supporters’ Society fans’ group, the aim is to deliver the letter alongside donations to clear the £100 fine recently imposed by the IFA disciplinary committee.

The Ports were fined and Tim Mouncey handed a one-match suspension relating to comments made on Facebook in April by the player about Chris Casement’s red card against Dungannon Swifts.

The Chris Casement disciplinary process, Mouncey’s recent fine and issues relating to the Irish Cup final have been highlighted in the letter.

“As representatives of Portadown supporters, we wish to express our disgust at the selective nature of this fine” opens the letter in reference to the Mouncey case, before commenting on how “it is our strongly held opinion that many players, officials and indeed the media, have issued similar or stronger opinions on the subject of Chris Casement’s appeal without any sanctions being imposed on them”.

It also requests a response in connection with Mouncey’s punishment and the performance of the match officials during Portadown’s Irish Cup defeat to Glentoran.

As representatives of Portadown supporters, we wish to express our disgust at the selective nature of this fine

Portadown Supporters’ Society