Burton Albion Chairman Ben Robinson has clarified the unfortunate events on Saturday, which led to a number of arrests at the Pirelli Stadium.
Shortly after the closing of the turnstiles during Burton’s 1-0 win over Barnet, seven adults - the majority mature men in their forties - were directed to Reception and escorted by stewards onto the terraces; as per the protocol for late arrivals.
The group appeared well-natured and showed no signs of alcohol consumption.
10 minutes prior to the conclusion of the game, the club was informed of an alleged racist remark directed at a steward with the police consequently informed; leading to a number of arrests.
The alleged abuse was dealt with swiftly by the police with all footage caught on the stadium’s CCTV cameras.
Burton Albion prides itself on being a family club and will not tolerate discrimination or anti-social behaviour of any kind.
The men concerned have all been questioned by the police and we will of course aid them with their enquiries. The actions of those involved were unacceptable falls out of line with the friendly and safe atmosphere the Pirelli Stadium provides for all supporters.