A BARNSLEY FAN has been criticised by the RSPCA - for taking his hamster to a football match.

The supporter would have caused the animal an “extremely stressful” experience, the RSPCA has said.

Footage posted on Facebook appears to show the fan with the rodent in his hood as he stands among Barnsley fans during the side's game at Walsall last Saturday (5 March). 

He is seen smiling while fellow supporters dance and sing songs in his hamster's honour, including: "He's got a hamster in his hood".