18.08.22 Club Statement Barnsley Chant

Club statement on crowd behaviour at Oakwell.

The club is aware of an abusive and derogatory chant made by a section of the home crowd towards a female member of our staff at Tuesday’s Sky Bet League One game at Barnsley Football Club. 
Bristol Rovers does not condone this behaviour and is against derogatory language used towards any member of our staff, or anyone for that matter.
Football is a game for everyone and it is our responsibility to help tackle sexism and champion the inclusion of women in sport. 
We have made contact with Barnsley Football Club to raise our concerns about these chants from a section of their crowd. We feel this is an issue that needs investigating further to prevent it happening again. 
Bristol Rovers will cooperate and assist with Barnsley Football Club and the relevant authorities to support them with any investigation into this incident and we support the recent launch of the EFL Together campaign to champion equality, diversity and inclusion. 
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