Worst South Yorkshire football club for bad behaviour exposed

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Barnsley FC supporters were the subject of more football-related arrests than those of any other professional club in South Yorkshire last season.

According to the latest figures released by the Home Office, the Oakwell club had a fan arrested 42 times during the 2014/15 season.

The most frequent offence was for public disorder with 18 arrests made. There were 14 arrests for violent disorder, three for alcohol offences and three for offences against property as well as two for possession of pyrotechnics. One Barnsley fan was arrested for pitch incursion and another for breach of banning order.

Last season both Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday had 32 football-related arrests while Rotherham United FC and Doncaster Rovers both had 20 and Chesterfield FC had 17 arrests.

However Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday supporters came top for banning orders with 32 fans being given the punishment. Football banning orders can mean being barred from matches and public transport or other public places during matches.

Nationally, the number of arrests fell compared to the 2013/14 season. The total of 1,873 arrests represents an 18 per cent decrease. The most common offences leading to arrest were public disorder, alcohol offences and violent disorder.

Leeds United supporters were the subject of the most arrests and has a fan arrested 99 times last season.