A social media video shows the moment Brighton President Dick Knight lost his calm over consecutive tickets at Brentford.
The video, posted to Twitter, appears to show Knight swearing after failing to scan his ticket at Brentford Community Stadium on Friday October 14.
Knight, who led efforts to save Albion in the 1990s, has now announced that he will step down from his role as honorary life president of the club for the next ten games.
In the clip, Knight can be heard telling viewers, “I’m the President of the F***** Club,” while staff tried to help him scan his ticket.
He can also be heard protesting with staff as he tries to get into the game just ahead of Brighton’s 2-0 away defeat by Brentford.
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In response to the video, a user wrote on social media: “There’s no need to get loud. Not a comfortable way to ‘talk’ to club staff who are just doing their job.”
Another fan wrote: “Embarrassing that he’s starting to say he’s the President. Stewards are just doing their job.”
In a statement released through the club’s website, Knight has apologized for his behavior and said it was “not befitting of the club’s president.”
He added: “I would like to offer my unreserved apologies to anyone who may have offended or upset me with my behavior in Brentford last Friday night, particularly the staff at Brentford and Brighton & Hove Albion who, after repeated attempts to use me, gave me kind words and helpful in securing access to the stadium ticket was failed.”
Knight has said he will not be attending Albion’s next ten games or representing the club in any capacity as he is temporarily stepping down from his role.
In a statement, the Twitter user who posted the video added: “It was not my intention to embarrass or paint Dick Knight in a bad light, after all he saved our club.”
Knight is hugely popular with Brighton fans after helping save the club in 1997. After the previous owners sold the club’s Goldstone Ground to property developers, he helped oust the previous board and became chairman of the club.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/23068584.twitter-video-shows-brightons-dick-knight-losing-temper/?ref=rss Twitter video shows Brighton’s Dick Knight losing his temper