BARNSLEY Football Club has vowed to do ‘all it can’ to tackle racism after figures revealed more Barnsley fans had been involved in more racism-related arrests than any other club in South Yorkshire.
There were ten Barnsley fans arrested between 2014 and 2018 according to the Home Office figures, compared to eight Rotherham, four Sheffield United and three Sheffield Wednesday fans.
Steve Bailey, safety officer at the club, said: “We believe that as a club we have made great steps and big improvements but accept that there is always more that we can do.
"We are committed – with the help of The FA, EFL, Kick It Out and South Yorkshire Police – to do all that we can to eradicate this vile issue from the beautiful game.
“We have done, and will continue to show a ruthless attitude to any acts of racism at Oakwell. Those found to have engaged in acts of racism will be banned from attending our matches.”