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Club Statement.

29 July 2019

A message to all supporters.

Barnsley Football Club has been made aware of issues at the weekend’s pre-season friendly against Sheffield United, regarding the behaviour of some fans inside Oakwell.

The club wants to be clear that it has a zero-tolerance policy to anti-social behaviour that negatively affects the image of the club, whilst also ruining the experience of others inside the ground.

Barnsley Football Club enjoys an ever-growing relationship with the people of its town. We are amazed by the constant support we are shown both home and away in our matches. Highlighted most recently by the incredible number of fans who watched the club on its pre-season trip to Germany.

This support gives the fans, players, management team and staff at Barnsley FC a bond / relationship that is like no other. It reflects in a positive performance on the pitch and continues to be an essential part of Barnsley Football Club.

However, when a small minority act out of favour, it must be dealt with accordingly. The following issues have arisen throughout some of the 2018/19 campaign and have continued during our only home pre-season friendly. The following will not be tolerated in the upcoming Sky Bet Championship season.

  • Offensive chanting that could be viewed as derogatory towards any particular group or individual. This includes any form of stereotype.
  • The damaging of any club property (such as seats).
  • Pitch encroachment.
  • Anti-social drinking.
  • Pyrotechnics.
  • Abusive or aggressive language towards stewards.

We actively encourage all supporter feedback on these matters. We do not want anybody to come to Oakwell and have a negative experience from their fellow supporters. Should any fans wish to offer feedback to the club, they can do so using the following email address: thereds@barnsleyfc.co.uk.


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