Statement: Congleton Town FC v Padiham FC
Following the Congleton Town FC V Padiham FC game on 6th October 2018 , both Cheshire FA and Lancashire FA have carried out a joint investigation resulting in a charge for both clubs of alleged misconduct under FA Rule E20.
The matter was subsequently heard by an Independent Regulatory Commission convened by The Football Association [The FA]. Written reasons will be published by The FA in due course and both clubs would have had the opportunity to appeal the outcome/s.
All County FAs continue to work hard – both independently and collectively – on tackling any forms of discrimination within the game. We encourage all participants and clubs to continue to report incidents and actions that fall into the categories of discrimination or racist abuse, so we can work together on eradicating it completely from the game.