Manchester City have been criticized by a skin cancer charity after fans were told they could not bring sunscreen into the Etihad Stadium.
City’s Supporter Services team responded to a fan’s query on Twitter ahead of Saturday’s Premier League game against Bournemouth, where temperatures reached 31C, by saying: “Sunscreen is not permitted when entering the stadium.
“We advise supporters to apply this before coming and bring a hat and water.”
Melanoma UK, the country’s leading melanoma patient organisation, called City’s policy “disappointing” and “very worrying”.
It said, “Really? You don’t let sunscreen in the stadium? what is the explanation
“You must be aware of the rise in skin cancer and the danger of UVA & UVB? Not here to criticize, but that’s very worrying. I am happy to work with you in consciousness. Many footballers had melanoma.
“Your Supporter Services team got it wrong. You can’t expect a stadium full of fans (many of them children) to be without sunscreen.
“Help protect them – connect with someone who can protect the stadium from the sun. This is so disappointing.”
The city was asked for comment.
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/manchester-city-bournemouth-sun-twitter-etihad-b2144854.html Man City’s sunscreen ban is ‘very concerning’, insists the Skin Cancer Aid