Barnsley condemns derogatory chants directed at Bristol Rovers employees

Barnsley have condemned derogatory chants directed at a Bristol Rovers staffer during the Sky Bet League One game in Oakwell on Tuesday night.

Rovers raised concerns about the chants at Barnsley, who has contacted the EFL and launched an internal inquiry.

A statement from Rovers said: “Bristol Rovers does not condone this behavior and opposes derogatory language used towards any of our employees or anyone regarding this matter.

“Football is a game for everyone and it is our responsibility to help fight sexism and promote the inclusion of women in sport.”

Barnsley, who won the game 3-0, have promised to take action.

A statement from the club read: “Barnsley Football Club is disappointed to learn that during Tuesday night’s Sky Bet League One game against Bristol Rovers, a segment of the supporters took part in a discriminatory and derogatory chant.

“This is totally unacceptable and Barnsley condemns any behavior of this kind. The club prides itself on offering an inclusive, family-friendly environment.

“The Barnsley family has a strong following of female fans, staff, players and board members and we reiterate that football is a game for everyone.

“Barnsley have been in contact with Bristol Rovers, Her Game Too and the EFL on this matter and will immediately launch an internal investigation.

“As a club we do not want anyone visiting Oakwell to have a negative experience because of the actions of other supporters.” Barnsley condemns derogatory chants directed at Bristol Rovers employees

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