Apology over Muratti ban on food
Several Islanders had contacted the JEP to complain about the policy, including a pensioner who nearly had his ham rolls seized at the game, which Guernsey won 2-0.
David Brookland, who was appointed JFA chief executive recently, said that the JFA had decided, in conjunction with the police and the security company, to advise stewards to seize alcohol and food at the entrances on the day.
However, he said that not enough discretion was used by people running the gates and that the JFA could have made the policy clearer.
‘If it was, for example, a family with a picnic, then there is no problem,’ he said.
‘But if security guards felt that they would rather someone came in without a can of beer, they had the discretion to take it away from them.
‘But our policy was inconsistent and I’m sorry about that. Clearly some people were offended and we did not mean for that to happen.’