The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersStatement from Niall Couper

Niall Couper has decided to step down from the Dons Trust Board.

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club Owners


His decision follows on from incidents at yesterdays game versus Sutton United.

He has decided to stay on until the AGM allowing a smooth transition.

Niall said: “I have taken the difficult decision to stand down early from the Board.

“Over my entire period on the Board I have had abuse directed at me on social media.

Sadly that has intensified in recent weeks. And on Saturday in two separate incidents I was threatened physically and verbally – including once in front of my 11yearold niece, who was really rattled by it. She had taken her best friend to the game for the first time.

“I am only thankful that my own eldest daughter, a longstanding season ticket holder, was not with me.

“I will let others who have worked with me over the last two years assess my record on the Board and judge me on the manifesto I was elected on.

“I hope those that truly care about AFC Wimbledon have the strength to step forward and build a better club.

“I tried, but in the end I felt chewed up and spat out. And ultimately I have to do what is best for my own mental health.”