AMHERST – Drop the f-bomb at the next Amherst Ramblers game and it’s going to be your last.
The Town of Amherst is responding to complaints of unruly behavior and foul language directed at players and fans at last Saturday’s game between the Ramblers and the Bridgewater Lumberjacks by putting Amherst Stadium staff and security on notice: anyone caught using inappropriate langue is to be escorted out of the stadium immediately.
“We all know that hockey is an exciting game and that sometimes emotions run high but the comments made at the last game go beyond the bounds of reasonable behavior in a public place“ Amherst CAO Greg Herrett said.
Rambler president Jim Henwood lauded the decision to strictly enforce the stadium’s code of conduct following the incidents at last Saturday’s game.
“This kind of behavior displayed by anyone attending a Rambler Game is disturbing and defies not only the code of conduct at the stadium but also common decency,” Henwood said.
As well, anyone caught breaching the stadium’s code of conduct could find themselves banned from the facility for a period of time using the relevant provisions of the Protection of Property Act. The Town and the team have also agreed to increase security at the Ramblers coming home games.