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Burton condemn reported abusive incidents by fans in games against Derby and Bolton

Burton Albion condemn the reported abusive incidents by a number of fans in their games against Derby County and Bolton Wanderers.

Once again, the Brewers have had to warn supporters, adding it will not tolerate abuse after hearing disgusting homophobic language at recent matches in League One.

They have released the following statement, which has since gone on to get plenty of reaction from it’s own supporters…

CLUB STATEMENT (SEPTEMBER 2023)

AFTER incidents of reported homophobic abuse at both the Derby County and Bolton Wanderers home games, Burton Albion Football Club is reminding all supporters of our zero tolerance policy to all forms of abuse.

The club wishes to make it clear that it does not – and never will – tolerate behaviour of this kind and condemns it entirely. This abuse has no place in football.

We are actively investigating the reports that have been sent to us, and anyone found guilty of using discriminatory language will have action taken against them – which may include a club ban.

As a community club, equality is at the heart of all that we do and anyone, regardless of orientation, ethnicity, age, gender or belief, is welcome at Burton Albion Football Club.

Anyone who hears any form of discrimination or abuse at Burton Albion games is encouraged to make the matchday stewards aware and report it to the club as soon as possible.

If you see it or hear it, please report it.

Email safeguarding@burtonalbionfc.co.uk

@Police_BAFC add: “There is no place for Hate Speech in society, never mind on the terraces

“With the support of @burtonalbionfc we are investigating the two offences outlined in this statement.

“Hate > If you hear it or see it then speak out against it and report it @kickitout #KickItOut”

But this isn’t the first time this has happened, with Burton also having to speak out on the same problem in January 2023.

It that, they said: “Burton Albion Football Club is shocked, saddened and disappointed to have received reports from supporters and Kick It Out regarding homophobic language being used by some of our supporters at recent men’s first team matches. The club wishes to make it clear that it does not – and never will – tolerate behaviour of this kind and condemns it entirely.

“This abuse has no place in football. We are actively investigating the reports that have been sent to us and anyone found guilty of using discriminatory language will have action taken against them – which may include a club ban.

“As a community club, equality is at the heart of all that we do. We proudly support Rainbow Laces each season and anyone, regardless of orientation, ethnicity, age, gender or belief, is welcome at Burton Albion Football Club. That will never change.

“But we must be clear – anyone who feels it appropriate to use homophobic slurs, or discrimination and abuse of any kind, at our games are not welcome at the Pirelli Stadium. That, too, will never change.

“Anyone who hears any form of discrimination or abuse at Burton Albion games is encouraged to make the matchday stewards aware and report it to the club as soon as possible.”

Credit – craigmann7

This is how Twitter users responded as Burton condemn the reported abusive incidents by fans in games against Derby and Bolton…

@Kbrewers96: Get the stewards to do their jobs properly then. They’re as useful as a chocolate fire guard

@shaun_rowntree: If they actually did their jobs probably it wouldn’t happen in the first place

@BAFCMatty: if the stewards actually did something about the homophobic abuse then we wouldn’t be here now would we.

Nicky Hughes: Thats good to hear, unfortunately the stewards do hear and see it but chose to do nothing about it. Either that or they are to busy actually watching the game not the crowd.

Simon Jarvis: It’s all very well and good reminding us, but we need to ask “what are the stewards doing about this?” Well the answer to that is; nothing!

Andrew Wake: Simon Jarvis. Yes that minimum wage steward who’s paid for 6 hours on a Saturday is going to stop 16 stone Steve after 10 pints from getting on the pitch or to enforce the conversation of please stop abusing people 😆

Paul Emmerson: Pity it wasn’t carried out at the Derby game the stewards need to grow a pair.

Steve Hardy: The situation at football matches will never change as the role models on the pitch should set the examples and take the lead from rugby. Watched a couple of games in the rugby World Cup and you don’t get any of this verbal abuse footballers give the officials. We, DCFC, last season had a female referee for a game at Pride Park. There was no abuse from the players, actually both sides shown her the respect she deserved and was by far the best official we had last season. Get the clubs to get the players in order and it may travel sone to the stands… but I doubt it as we are too far down the line to change

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