AFTER today's game at Oakwell was called off due to a medical emergency Barnsley have released the following statement:
Barnsley Football Club would like to thank the swift response from the Yorkshire Ambulance service and the medical staff of both Burton Albion and the Reds.
Steve Bailey, Safety Officer at Barnsley Football Club would like to send a message thanking both sets of supporters who behaved impeccably whilst the incident was ongoing.
Bailey said: “It became apparent very quickly that the incident was of a serious nature. This required a quick response from all medical staff inside Oakwell at the time. We don’t want to comment on the incident until we have further details.
“What we do want to say is that everyone connected to both clubs have acted in an impeccable manner, showing the community spirit and togetherness that was required, as well as showing understanding as to why the game was postponed. Football does not matter in a situation like this, we all send our best wishes to the gentleman and his family.”
Chief Executive Gauthier Ganaye said: "All of the medical staff inside of Oakwell along with Steve [Bailey] and his team responded superbly to a serious incident. All of us remain concerned and send our best wishes to the gentleman involved, along with his family.
"We would like to especially thank the fast response of Yorkshire Ambulance and their staff. The importance of knowing important medical technique has been seen today and we will continue to raise awareness on this topic."
Barnsley have also said that all match tickets will be valid for the re-arranged fixture. Brewers fans are urged to keep their tickets and await details of the new date.