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Barnsley sends touching letter to fan after his mental health tweets

A Barnsley supporter has claimed his side is the ‘the best club in the world’ after he received a letter from the chief executive.

It comes after the fan, Chris Ryder, tweeted about his mental health which was then spotted by Gauthier Ganaye.

Chris posted a tweet which included a photo of the letter that was sent by the League One club.


Ganaye’s letter to Chris read: Sorry for sending you a letter at random, but I felt like I wanted to reach out to you and get in touch. I’ve noticed through social media that you’ve had a bit of a hard time recently, I’m not sure what it is but I hope everything improves for you as soon as possible.

You’ve been a fan of the club for many years and always supported us, so we want you to know that if the favour needs returning and we need to support you, please do let us know.

You are welcome to swing by any time. My office door is always open and we’ve finally got a new coffee machine, a huge thanks to Alfie Mawson for that!

Alternatively, you may have noticed the squiggle on the back of the player lettering on the shirts? It’s for the MIND charity. They are an EFL partner this season and do some really great work. I’ve included their contact details below. Keep supporting the Reds, Chris. We’ll keep supporting you.


The letter has since gone viral and supporters have applauded the club on embracing their Mind Charity partnership like this. You can see some of that reaction including one from former Reds player Oli McBurnie on the next page.


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