Bristol City have promised to ban any fans who are found guilty of vandalising the war memorial at city rivals Bristol Rovers’ Memorial Stadium according to The Bristol Post.

On the evening of the 23rd December the war memorial which forms part of the entrance gates to Rovers’ home ground was covered in bright red spray paint baring the words ‘Merry Christmas from CSF’ and ‘BS3 BCFC’ in reference to the trademark name of Bristol City’s hooligan firm.

Bristol City are said to be disgusted with the cowardly act of vandalism and are promising that any fans found guilty of the damage will face a lifetime ban from Ashton Gate.

Both Rovers and City have united to help identify the vandals and clean the bright red graffiti from the war Memorial and alleyway close to the entrance gates at The Memorial Stadium.

The war memorial at the stadium was built as a tribute to those rugby union players from the city of Bristol who fought for their country and died during the First World War.

Bristol RUFC previously shared the stadium with Rovers prior to their move to Ashton Gate.

No fixture has been played between Bristol Rovers and Bristol City for more than 2 years. Any fans who know the identity of the culprits should contact Bristol City.

Damage at The Memorial Stadium

Damage at The Memorial Stadium

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