The Pompey XI friendly against Gosport scheduled for Wednesday, July 21 has been cancelled.
A number of academy players would have featured in the pre-season friendly at Privett Park.
However, we have a duty of care to all our players and due to the ongoing investigation – and the requirement for proper process – over discriminatory messages originating from an U18 private group chat, the club decided there was no choice but to postpone the match.
Portsmouth Football Club understand that our friends at Gosport had worked hard in their planning of the fixture and we would like to apologise to them, as well as all supporters who were planning to attend, for any inconvenience this has caused.
We are fully committed to working with Gosport to try to arrange for the game to be played at a mutually convenient later date.