The following statement is issued on behalf of Dick Knight

By BHAFC • 20 October 2022

At last Friday night’s Premier League match at Brentford, I was initially unable to gain entry to the stadium due to a glitch with my ticket’s bar code which meant the stadium access system failed to recognise my ticket. I understand several other supporters had similar issues.

In frustration, I behaved in a way that was unbecoming of the club’s president. Regrettably, some aspects of my conduct on that evening were captured on video and circulated on social media causing Brighton & Hove Albion, its staff, and me considerable upset and embarrassment.

In line with the club’s zero tolerance policy for any kind of abusive behaviour, I have therefore accepted that I should step aside from my role as honorary life president for the next ten matches. I will not be attending any games or representing the club in any capacity in this period.

I would like to apologise unreservedly to anyone I offended or upset by my behaviour at Brentford last Friday night, particularly Brentford and Brighton & Hove Albion’s staff, who kindly and helpfully ensured my access to the stadium after repeated attempts to use my ticket had failed.

I will not be making any further comment on this matter.