Barnsley Football Club can confirm that banning orders have been issued to 25 supporters due to anti-social behaviour and public disorder at recent fixtures.
The majority of incidents relating to these charges have taken place away from Oakwell, notably around the Emirates FA Cup fourth round game at Huddersfield Town on Saturday 5 February.
Our message is clear. Anti-social and criminal behaviour is not tolerated in any form, in any venue, be it on public transport, in hospitality or stadiums.
The Club will continue to work alongside South Yorkshire Police to identify and support the prosecution of offending individuals.
We are aware that the overwhelming majority of Reds are passionate, loyal and committed supporters who do not want the Club’s name associating with these charges.
As a result of the actions of this minority, the Club will improve security measures both at Oakwell and away from home to help identify these people more efficiently. We will now also fund enhanced police and stewarding assistance for forthcoming fixtures.
If ever you see or hear discrimination or anti-social behaviour at or during a Barnsley FC fixture, text us in confidence – 60777, start your message with “HATE”.