Barrow have released a statement regarding an incident that occurred on the Holker Street end during their pre-season friendly with Blackburn Rovers.

It read “On what was an exciting start to our 2017/18 season yesterday with a pre-season opener against Blackburn Rovers, the club was extremely disappointed by the behaviour of some individuals in the ground who had no interest in watching a game of football.

Barrow AFC would like to make it clear that those involved are in no way true supporters of the club, and we are extremely proud and grateful to our true supporters, who stepped in to help resolve the situation.

We have full video footage of the incident and will work with both our stewards and the police to identify those involved. Action will be taken on anyone found to be involved, including a season long ban from the Furness Building Society Stadium for the most egregious offenders.

If you have any information regarding the identities of these individuals, please contact the club from 9am tomorrow morning on 01229 666010 or email us at Any information passed on to us will be handled in strict confidence.

Everyone at the club including the Staff, Players and Supporters are working hard to progress on and off the pitch, and we do not need incidents like this to ruin this progress, and the name of the club and the town”


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