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Kilmarnock football fans treated as 'pariahs' and put in 'danger' by road rules

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Football fans in Kilmarnock are being treated as ‘pariahs’ and are being put in danger when leaving Rugby Park according to an East Ayrshire Councillor.Councillor John McGhee said that parking restrictions put in place in the surrounding streets after residents’ complaints, said that the fans were not being afforded the same courtesy.The Annick member said that the move had left more fans, from both the home and visiting teams, being asked to walk further and further, including those who may find the walk difficult.And he said supporters were being put at risk as thousands are forced to share roads with traffic when leaving the stadium.He said: “Having a fairly successful Kilmarnock football team isn’t a bad thing for the town.

It seems to me that folk trying attend rugby park are being treated as pariahs and are not wanted there. It is very, very difficult to park near ground.“Are we going to consult with the fans as to what could maybe help them?“There is also the safety of fans when they leave the ground.

If 8,000 people are coming out of the gate. Then they don’t fit on a pavement, yet when you’re walking up the road the traffic is allowed to drive up the road along the way.“But if you go to any other ground in Scotland, whether that is Dunfermline, Raith Rovers, Celtic or Rangers, that doesn’t happen.“I’m wondering what we can do to make folk safe, working in partnership with the club, to make sure folk can get to the football.“Folk coming into the town bring some income into the town and I think we need to be working to make sure everybody can get to the ground.”Jane Corrie, Head of Ayrshire Roads Alliance, said that the council had been working with the club to identify areas for off street parking.The traffic

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