East Stirlingshire chairman: Walk off if abused

EAST STIRLINGSHIRE chairman Tony Ford has placed himself on a potential collision course with the Scottish Professional Football League by ordering his players to walk off the pitch if they encounter any further instances of racist abuse.

Jordan Tapping, right, tackles Rory McAllister of Peterhead. Tapping was later taken off after being racially abused. Picture: Duncan Brown
Jordan Tapping, right, tackles Rory McAllister of Peterhead. Tapping was later taken off after being racially abused. Picture: Duncan Brown

Jordan Tapping the League Two club’s 17-year-old defender, left the pitch in tears when he was substituted 15 minutes from the end of their match against Peterhead at Balmoor Stadium last Saturday.

Police subsequently arrested Peterhead supporter Donnie Fraser, who was convicted of shouting a racially offensive comment at Tapping which was likely to incite public disorder. Fraser was fined £300 and given a one-year football banning order.