Bradford City ban fans after Reading FA Cup games

Valley Parade
Bradford City are currently 11th in League One

Bradford City have banned three fans after a series of incidents in their FA Cup quarter-final ties with Reading.

They have also reiterated the fan who is alleged to have abused Royals winger Garath McCleary in Monday's replay will face a life ban if found guilty.

A fifth fan is facing a five-year exclusion for attempting to take pyrotechnics into the Madejski Stadium.

Two of the fans already barred have been given five-year sanctions, while the third is banned until 30 June.

One of the fans banned for five years acted in an aggressive manner towards stewards in the 0-0 draw between the sides in the initial quarter-final tie, while the other has been banned for entering the field of play during the replay.

The third fan has been suspended until the end of the season for spraying tomato ketchup at a steward in the tie at Valley Parade.

A statement on the League One side's website said:external-link "The club hopes that by issuing these club bans, it will remove a small number of fans who are, quite simply, not wanted here at the club.

"In addition, it hopes to send out a message that as the club becomes more successful, this small band of people who are responsible for unacceptable behaviour that tarnishes the good name the club is developing will not be tolerated."