They have been having a miserable time when it comes to league matches – and now Fort William FC have had some bad luck off the pitch, too.
There was anger in the Lochaber team’s home town last night after “scumbags” broke into the club causing hundreds of pounds worth of damage.
Police say the damage was caused during a night of break-ins and vandalism in Fort William – to the football club, a vehicle and a shop in the area – and they are following a positive line of inquiry.
Director Sam Lees says the vandalism and theft from the building is a “financial blow” for the club, while it is trying to build themselves up after a difficult no-win season.
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Fort William football club’s management said it was “extremely disappointed” to discover that its club social club, The Nupe, was broken into over the weekend.
It is understood cash registers, security and damage to the property amounts to a few hundred pounds worth of damage to the club.
Fort William Football Club director, Sam Lees said: “It was extremely disappointing and sickening to discover that our club had been broken into.
“This is a financial blow to the club, especially at this point in the season.
“The club is doing so much good work within the local community and the surrounding area at this time.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Police Scotland for their service and prompt action in identifying the individuals involved in this incident.
“Despite this setback, Fort William FC will continue in it’s hard work and efforts within the local community and we will not let the actions of a few stop us from moving forward.”
Fort William FC was extremely disappointed to discover that our club social club, The Nupe, was broken into over the…
On social media, supporter Allan Curtis, from Fort William, said: “Wow, what scumbag would do this? ”
Supporter, Kevin Mulligan said: “Disgraceful, this happening in our lovely town. Seems like a gang of thugs going around Claggan.”
A police spokesman said: “We are aware of a series of thefts and acts of vandalism in the Claggan area of Fort William which are believed to have occurred between the evening of Sunday March 17 and the following morning.
“The incidents have included break-ins at properties and vehicles, resulting in small quantities of cash and foodstuffs being stolen.
“The incidents are believed to be linked and officers are currently following a positive line of inquiry.
“Anyone with information is asked to call police in Fort William on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”