The Club would like to state its strong disapproval of some of the chants used by supporters on both Saturday 24th and Tuesday 27th August.
Since the conclusion of our Carabao Cup fixture against Brighton, Bristol Rovers have become aware of homophobic chanting targeted at the away end. This is in addition to the unsavoury chanting about the former player, Matty Taylor.
As a club, we are strongly against these actions and are taking appropriate steps to tackle this issue so it does not happen again.
Homophobic chants are an offence, and incidents like these will be treated as such by the Club. Security Staff and Stewards will look to identify supporters or groups of supporters acting inappropriately whilst within the stadium and once identified will be ejected and appropriate details will be obtained with the help of the Police and appropriate bans will be imposed instantly.
Bristol Rovers is a family club, we take pride in our community and ability to offer a space where everyone, from every walk of life, can feel accepted.
We’d like to thank the vast majority of supporters who have, and continue to, represent the club in the manner we’d all expect.