Chris Gargan has had his involvement with Whitehawk terminated following his imprisonment for racially abusing a pregnant woman.
The former Hawks president, who helped pour money in the National League South club, verbally attacked the lady in a pub, Brighton Crown Court heard.
It is said he came up behind the 24 year old and said “they don’t let ****** in here”, report The Argus newspaper.
Gargan was identified on CCTV and was later arrested. He will no longer be involved in any capacity at the Hawks, who pride themselves on their community name.
“In the light of recent media reports Whitehawk Football Club have taken steps and can confirm that Christopher Gargan is no longer associated with the club in any capacity with immediate effect,” the club said in a statement.
Safe to say we’re proper disgusted and ashamed by what’s happened. Thoughts go out to the victim and their family who shouldn’t…
— Hawks Ultras (@HawksUltras) June 29, 2017
He is to spend four month in prison for the racial abuse.
Sentencing him, Judge Anthony Niblett told Gargan the word he used last April was “totally abhorrent” and “had no place in today’s society”.
He also commented Gargan’s standing in society had “made him think he was above the law”.
Investigating officer PC Chris Clarke said: “Gargan denied the offence throughout and it was only the steadfast evidence of the victim and family, together with CCTV from the pub, that enabled justice to be done.”