Burnley Football Club employee Mr Charlie Austin today appeared in court and was convicted after trial of common assault.
This matter relates to an incident in Swindon in 2012.
Burnley Football Club deeply regrets that one of its employees has faced court action in relation to their personal behaviour.
The club does not condone law breaking of any kind. However, the Club recognises the sometimes unwanted attention that is at times thrust upon some of its players.
The Club will continue to stress with all employees the importance of acting as positive ambassadors - even in difficult and unwanted circumstances.
The club will make no further comment on this matter at this time.