Everton have issued a lengthy stadium ban to a fan who sexually harassed a woman during their home match against Chelsea on 6th August, 2022 .
The club and Merseyside Police investigated the incident after the woman, a regular at Goodison Park, reported it on social media.
“I cannot thank everyone at the club enough for their incredible response.”
The woman, who has not been named, added: “[This] should encourage others who experienced sexual assault at the ground to come forward.”
Everton said in a statement: “Everton Football Club has a zero-tolerance approach to harassment and discrimination at Goodison Park.
“Everyone attending, working or taking part in a football match has the right to feel safe, valued and included and the club encourages all supporters to continue to play their part.”
Another fan has also been banned until a police investigation is concluded for a separate incident of homophobic chanting during the same match.