Friday, 12 August 2016

Agreed Behavourial Contracts!

I said only last night in my latest post that however poor things are as Charlton fans right now, things are rarely dull given the antics of The Regime. As if to back me to the hilt, the club has now created a media storm following a letter sent a prospective season ticket holder telling him or her that they need to meet the Club's Safety Officer for a ticking off and that they have to sign an "agreed behavioural contract" promising not to criticise the Club on social media.



































It would appear that they have only written to one Customer a thing stand, but perhaps the first of many? What's so startling about this letter is that the wording suggests the person hasn't committed any sort of offence or said anything sufficiently strong enough to simply warrant denying him or her a season ticket. Instead, someone at the Club, presumably part of The Regime, obviously feels so bitter about what this individual has to say on social media that they want to prevent them from saying what they think and believe.

You have to wonder what's next? Why don't they apply the 'what if this gets into the public domain' or 'how will the mass of our Customers react to this' tests before doing these silly things? I can't believe successive managers within the Club have gone along with all these very obviously basic PR disasters. At least the last Communications Manager had the integrity to resign after Roland's [Rant] that she counselled against.

Cliff Eager, my son, not long ago you were a respectable senior police officer serving your community. Now you are writing letters to Customers whom your employers are unhappy with and are threatening to prevent them following their football club. What would you have done as serving policeman had the Club complained to you about this Customer? Yes, nothing at all because they haven't committed any offence. Look what's happened to you?

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Complete buffoons the lot of them, they have taken the club from community award status to a laughing stock within 2 years!

Dave said...

Update - it's been confirmed that the bloke in question is a former club employee, so known to them. He might, I guess, have more spleen to vent about the club in the circumstances and, similarly, they may be singling him out because he's an ex-employee or simply because he's someone they know and have been able to identify. Seems his crime is being derogatory towards the The Regime and swearing - he was spotted at Bury swearing. Not the only one, eh Roger?

Anonymous said...

We should ask the Club to sign a behavioural contract, setting out how they should behave towards their supporters. In the last couple of years they have failed miserably!

Anonymous said...

Irrespective of the guy's status, Dave, this is appalling. Perhaps Erdogan or Putin would like to buy us. They would feel at home and we'd have some money.

Jim said...

I honestly don't understand why anybody continues to support this club. It will inevitably come to a total boycott eventually so why not now?

Confidential Rick said...

Totally agree Dave and Jim...this club is not the same club that once rejoiced in returning to the Valley in 1992 with tears and mass camaraderie.. The spirit, character and belief have gone..what's left is an incompetent board that insults fans intelligence...so why bother supporting it?

Jay said...

I see it from both sides - If someone is continually slagging you off - I can't see why it is such a crime to ask him to desist.
I certainly would.
Yours
Mr Objectivity

Anonymous said...

Go sit on the naughty step the lot of you!