Gus Mafuta Speaks Out About Weekend

Gus Mafuta, Hartlepool United

Gus Mafuta has spoken for the first time about the events of the weekend in a candid interview to be published in tonight’s Matchday Programme.

The Pools midfielder was thrust right in to the centre of dramatic scenes at Victoria Park on Saturday as racial abuse from a small minority of supporters overshadowed the game with Dover Athletic.

In an extended interview across three pages of this evening’s issue of The Blue Print, Mafuta outlines the reasons behind his emotional reaction on the pitch, reveals what more can be done to fight racism and shares a direct message to all Pools fans.

Also inside tonight’s issue you’ll find the thoughts of Club Chairman, Raj Singh, who delivers his assessment on the incident during Saturday’s game and how the Club plans to tackle the aftermath.

The Club has devoted several pages to providing supporters with further information on Kick It Out’s drive to stamp out racism, including details about the free Reporting App to help fans join the battle.

Our award-winning Matchday Programme will be on sale around the ground tonight and from the Club Shop and Ticket Office so make sure you pick sure you pick up your copy to read the latest.