March 5, 2017, Atlanta: Fans unfurl the Atlanta United RC tifo to open the action against the N.Y. Red Bulls during their first game in franchise history on Sunday, March 5, 2017, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/
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Orlando City supporter groups suspended for next four road games against Atlanta

Official Orlando City supporter groups The Ruckus and Iron Lion Firm are suspended from the next four away games against Atlanta United, according to the Orlando Sentinel. 

A spokesman for Orlando City told the Orlando Sentinel the members of the supporter groups are allowed to buy tickets and attend the game as regular fans, but will lose their “supporter group privileges” including reserved seating, special ticket prices, escorts in and out of the stadium and the use of flags, banners and drums.

The sanction begins on Sept. 16.

The suspension results from the several complaints filed during the July 29 matchup between Atlanta United and Orlando City when three Orlando City fans were arrested. The match ended in a 1-1 draw.

An Atlanta United spokeswoman told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution the team is not involved in the suspension in any way and the disciplinary action was completely up to Orlando City.

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