Barnsley Football Club would like to request that all supporters remain in their seats at the completion of the Sky Bet League One match with Blackpool FC this weekend.
The players and coaching staff would like to complete a lap of appreciation to thank you for your support throughout the 2018/19 season but will only be able to do so if the pitch remains clear. Please do not ruin this for your fellow supporters. Due to safety reasons, if anybody enters the pitch, the players will not be allowed to walk around the stands doing a lap of appreciation.
The safety of players, managers, fans and match officials is of paramount importance and supporters who encroach on the pitch risk facing a banning order as well as a criminal conviction, while the Club could also face a fine.
We therefore ask that you support us in this way and remain in the stands at all times, showing your appreciation to Daniel, his staff and the players who have performed so admirably this season.
Thank you for your continued support which has been nothing short of magnificent this season, both home and away. We recognise how influential your role has been this season and with two games to go of our season, the club wants every supporter to enjoy the push for promotion.
Further to this, specially trained ‘sniffer dogs’ will be used at Oakwell on Saturday ahead of the Sky Bet League One clash with Blackpool FC.
The dogs will be searching for all pyrotechnics that anyone may attempt to bring into the ground. The EFL is re-launching its commitment to tackle the use of pyrotechnics, which includes smoke bombs, flares and fireworks within EFL football grounds. This was initially launched in November 2017 that saw all 72 Clubs sign up to a new Club Charter on Pyrotechnics.
Since the Charter was signed EFL Clubs have been taking strong and decisive action against any fans found attempting to bring a banned item into a ground, or those who discharge pyrotechnics.