Lincoln City fan wears bra at football match in protest of alleged security searches

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A Lincoln City fan wore a bra to their side’s trip to Stevenage on Saturday (September 9) in protest of allegations that female Grimsby Town fans were asked to show their bras when they visited last month.

Simon Chanter, also known as Sid the Imp, 33, purchased a £5 bra from Primark and wore it to the Lamex Stadium as Lincoln came from behind to defeat Stevenage 2-1.

When local rivals Grimsby played Stevenage in August, allegations circulated on social media that female fans were asked to show the wiring of their bras before they entered the ground for security searches.

Image: Simon Chanter

Speaking to The Lincolnite, Simon said: “I heard about the Grimsby fans when they played Stevenage and many Lincoln fans thought it was wrong.

“I believe male fans should be searched by male stewards and females to be searched by female stewards.

“I was asked to remove my hat to check to see if there was anything under it, but they never checked inside my bra!

Photo: Simon Chanter

“Some female Lincoln fans wore bras over their t-shirt to join the protest.”

Simon received a lot of attention from a both sets of fans throughout the match and he admitted he wasn’t too cold at the game despite the miserable weather.

“I warmed myself up quickly by singing and didn’t feel the cold, I have a bit of meat on me so I was fine,” laughs Simon.

Over the last couple of seasons, Simon has raised hundreds of pounds for Heart Link and Cancer Research by selling ‘Sid Army’ memorabilia, turning him into a cult hero in Lincoln.

“I raised £600 at the Arsenal game by selling Sid Army t-shirts and that was split between the two charities. I’ve also raised £60 by selling stickers this season.

“I’m thinking of going to the Notts County or Grimsby away game wearing the bra while raising money for Cancer Research and people can sponsor me and I’ll give the money to the charity on the Monday.”