BURTON Albion FC is fully committed to making the Pirelli Stadium welcoming and safe for all visitors and operates a zero tolerance of any form of abuse.
Racist and homophobic chants or comments should play no part in football and spectators who resort to this behaviour will be ejected from the ground and face a ban from the Pirelli Stadium.
The football club fully supports the players' right to take the knee before each game and ask for fans to be respectful of each player’s decision. Burton Albion is also fully supportive of the EFL’s Together Against Discrimination campaign which aims to stamp out abuse at football grounds.
The football club also does not tolerate any form of abuse on social media and supported the EFL-led boycott that highlighted this issue. The club will take action to ban any fans found to be making abusive posts on any social media channel.
Chairman Ben Robinson said: “Football is a game that should be enjoyed by everyone, and which brings people together with a shared love of the game. At Burton Albion we want football to be about unity and togetherness.
“We are proud of the Pirelli Stadium’s reputation for being a welcoming, family-friendly place to watch football and will do what we need to do to protect that.
“We will not hesitate to ban any spectators who use racist, homophobic or any other form of abusive language and we hope all our fans will join us in not tolerating this and making sure that it does not happen at Burton Albion.”