DAFC Investigation into Iceland Travel DelaysDate: Friday, 20th Aug 2004
Further to the previous release – dated 12 August – regarding DAFC players’ and fans’ travel to Iceland, Dunfermline Athletic have conducted an internal investigation into the events of 11th and 12th August. A meeting was held this afternoon at East End Park and, following that, the Club would like to make the following statement:
“In May, when we qualified for Europe, an agent approached DAFC with proposed travel arrangements. The agent, Leisurefare (parent company of Sportsfare), claimed to have a strong pedigree in dealing with such specialised trips. The Club sought references from the Scottish Football Association, Dundee and Hibernian, all of whom confirmed satisfactory experience. Leisurefare were therefore appointed to deal on the Club’s behalf.
“The problems that arose during the trip to Iceland were due to a dispute between Leisurefare and one of their brokers. This dispute is now subject to litigation and we are therefore unable to provide further details at this time.
“DAFC are very sorry that some fans, as well as players, were caught up in this dispute and made to suffer such long delays. The Club will do its upmost to provide the fans with further explanation as and when we are able.”