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Fans’ representative resigns from Hibernian board over ‘relentless abuse’

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A cheerleader resigned from Hibernian's board of directors, citing "relentless" abuses against her and others at the Edinburgh club. Hibs confirmed Tracey Smith's departure on his website while pointing out that she was "saddened" by the scenario.

Smith, a business owner and mother of three who have been nominated by other fans in a volunteer position, has been on the board of Hibs since March 2017. The club is one foot from the Scottish Premiership and without a manager, after Paul Heckingbottom's sack this week.

In his statement, Hibs said: “Tracey has resigned because of her concerns about the level of abusive behavior shown by various fans regarding the club, staff, players and management in recent months and also because of the abuse she has suffered. in person.

"In his letter, Tracey emphasized that these behaviors were not those of most Hibernian fans, but described him as" relentless "and revealed that abuses sometimes forced her to seek legal and police advice."

Bruce Langham, non-executive director of Hibs, added: “It's very disappointing and disheartening to lose Tracey, who has been an active, valuable and hardworking board member who has done his best to represent the views. supporters at the board level. Supporters who behave in this way should realize that there may be consequences, in this case the loss of a colleague who has done much to improve communication between fans and the board. "

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