Barnsley football yobs banned for matches for total of 14 years

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Three Barnsley football have been banned from matches for a combined total of 14 years for disorderly behaviour at games.

The men have been warned that if they breach the orders they face a £5,000 fine or six months behind bars.

Paul Wilkinson, aged 26, of High Royd Lane, Worsbrough, was convicted of a public order offence following his behaviour a Chesterfield v Barnsley match at the Proact stadium in August.

Jake Allsopp, 22, of Roundhill, Darton and Ben Brooksbank, 19, of Brook Meadows, Denby Dale, received their orders following a number of incidents at matches.

Allsopp was issued with a four-year football banning order and Brooksbank was banned for five years.

The orders prevent them from attending any football match in the UK or any England game at home or abroad.

When England play abroad the men must surrender their passports.

On Barnsley FC match days, the men must be at least one mile away from Oakwell.

Superintendent Caroline Rollitt, from South Yorkshire Police, said: “Football is a game that is enjoyed by millions around the world and we refuse to let a very small, and minority group of people who call themselves fans, spoil and ruin the experience and atmosphere for everyone else.

“It is not acceptable to behave in a way that intimidates or frightens others at a football match and we will not tolerate anyone who chooses to act in this manner.

“I am very pleased with the orders served at court and I hope it does makes people think and realise that we will take action to eradicate this type of behaviour at football matches in South Yorkshire to allow everyone else to continue enjoying the game.”