Lincoln City vs. Leicester City cancelled

Lincoln City’s friendly fixture against Leicester City has been cancelled on the grounds of concerns over safety.

The friendly was due to take place at the recently renamed The 12th Imp Sincil Bank Stadium. Photo: Tom Farmery.

The announcement was made at 6pm on Friday, August 3rd via The Imps’ official website.

Chief Inspector, Kieran English said: “We understand that fans will be disappointed about the cancellation of this match but it is a friendly fixture rather than a league game and our primary concern is the safety and welfare of the general public.”

The game was cancelled because of intelligence which the Lincolnshire Police had received relating to disruption “by people travelling to Lincoln with the intention of causing serious disorder in the city.”

English said: “We have carefully assessed the plans and preparations we have in place for such events and have concluded, with regret, that the risk to the public is just too great.

“We are very grateful to Lincoln City Football Club for agreeing to cancel this fixture on the grounds of safety of their fans and the public of Lincoln.”

The club says that it will be making an announcement “in due course,” which will include information on how fans who have already purchased tickets can receive refunds.

The match was originally expected to take place on Saturday, August 4th.

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