CITY today confirmed the

two supporters who ran on to the pitch and confronted staff during the

game against Colchester United have been banned indefinitely from

attending games at Carrow Road.

Season ticket holders Mark and Daniel Warman ran on to the pitch

during the first half and had to be physically restrained by Kit

Manager Manny Fowler as they remonstrated with former Manager and Club

legend Bryan Gunn in the technical area.

There then followed further physical confrontations with Club safety stewards in the tunnel area as they were led away.

The incident not only contravened national safety regulations but also hit Norwich City in the pocket.

City Chief Executive David McNally commented: "As a result of this

incident we were forced to pay for an independent safety inquiry and

our policing bills have increased in subsequent home games. In real

terms this incident alone has cost Norwich City Football Club a

five-figure sum.

"The recommendation of the independent safety inquiry is an

indefinite ban for the supporters involved and that has now been put

into place. It is totally unacceptable to run on to the pitch and

physically confront members of staff. It is also clearly in

contravention of Football League Ground Regulations.

"We will not tolerate any behaviour which compromises the safety of

our staff or our supporters at Carrow Road. Recent events at Upton Park

have highlighted the very serious risk to public safety pitch invasions

and unruly behaviour can pose. The game in general and Norwich City

specifically must take a tough line on this and all related safety


"In addition, we have put into place some changes to safety

procedures on matchdays as a result of the findings of the independent

inquiry, which is still on-going."