Waterford Call For Full Inquiry Into Markets Field Incident

As the fallout from the last night’s First Division play-off continues, Waterford FC has now released a public statement. Last night’s game between Waterford and Galway United was suspended for several minutes during the first half as Blues supporters were evacuated from the stand they had been assigned at the Markets Field in Limerick due to a “structural issue.”

The FAI have already confirmed they will “review” the circumstances surrounding the incident at the Munster venue on Friday night but Waterford, who went on to win the game 3-0 and book their place in the promotion/relegation decider against UCD at Richmond Park next Fridat, have now called for a “full inquiry” to take place.

“Waterford FC would like to thank the Gardai and the stewards of Treaty United FC who took the quick decision to remove our fans from the dangerous situation which occurred in the small Away stand in the Markets Field last night.

We are grateful to all our fans who co-operated so respectfully in very trying circumstances while again showing why they are the best fans in the country. Thankfully no one was injured during the event. Our own event controller Mark Dunne was quickly on hand to assist and his video of the scene was passed on to the FAI officials in attendance when we met with those present at the end of the game.

As the Markets Field is owned by a charitable trust with Treaty United FC as tenants, we look forward to a full inquiry by all associated parties as to why this issue happened last night.”

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