Amari Morgan-Smith statement

Statement following the sending off of Amari Morgan-Smith

Kidderminster Harriers' Amari Morgan-Smith

Kidderminster Harriers would like to acknowledge the circumstances of the sending off of striker Amari Morgan-Smith against Chester.

Amari was shown a red card during the first half for using offensive language.

The Club takes the nature of this offence extremely seriously and has taken steps to investigate the full facts of the matter.

Non Executive Director Monica Shafaq said: “Our supporters will be well aware of the club’s position and stance on these matters, so can be assured when we say we have, as a Board and a management team, quickly assessed the facts of the incident thoroughly.

“We absolutely condemn the use of foul and abusive language at any time and have reminded Amari of his responsibilities not only as a Kidderminster Harriers player, but as a role model for others.

“His actions will not be tolerated and, in line with FA Rules he will be suspended from playing and fined accordingly and, as a Club, we consider the matter closed.”

Amari Morgan-Smith said: “The club is very close to my heart so I am extremely upset that my actions may have caused offence to anyone at the Club – or anyone anywhere else.

“I fully accept that I used language I shouldn’t have done. At no time was I seeking to use it as an insult or form of abuse or malice, but I know that this is no excuse as there is no time that this kind of language is acceptable. I will take responsibility for my actions and learn from this.”

Neither party will make any further comment.

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