Ewood Park

Next Game

Blackburn v Bournemth

Saturday, 23 August 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Carrow Road

Last Game

Norwich 3 - 1 Blackburn

Tuesday, 19 August 2014, 19:45

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Lancashire rivals ask for calm

Burnley and Blackburn have issued a joint-statement calling on supporters to behave at Saturday's Lancashire derby.

Last Updated: 11/09/13 at 12:02 Post Comment

Burnley and Blackburn: Fierce rivals

Burnley and Blackburn: Fierce rivals

Trouble has flared in the past at derby games between the fierce rivals - dozens of fans were arrested when Blackburn won at Turf Moor in the Premier League in March 2010.

And ahead of this weekend's Championship meeting - again at Turf Moor - both clubs have promised a "zero tolerance" reaction to any disorder.

The joint-statement read: "We encourage all supporters attending this game to respect each other and the authorities.

"An East Lancashire derby between our two historic clubs is always a special occasion and we hope Saturday's Championship game will be remembered for the action on the pitch and the positive backing of both sets of supporters.

"We acknowledge that there will be some disruption to the normal matchday schedule.

"However, this has been done with the safety of all supporters in mind and all fans should be aware that breaches of stadium regulations - including anti social behaviour - will not be tolerated.

"Burnley and Blackburn Rovers also have a zero tolerance for discrimination of any sort, on the pitch or in the stands.

"If you experience any form of discrimination before, during or after the game, or require assistance in any matter, please contact a matchday steward. We look forward to welcoming you to Turf Moor."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

O

K FIFA we're done, you can ban us now

jimmyjazz
Barcelona transfer ban upheld

A

h Daniel. I could spend hours on this subject putting the world to rights. You can even take a step back and ask why football fans (and society in general) have this need to know that something will happen before it actually does. There are times this important, when it comes to things like war, food production and natural disasters. A man you've never met changing his job? Not so much.

ajsr1982
Time To Burst The ITK Bubble

G

reat article. Hits the nail on the head. Encapsulates why I don't read tabloid newspapers anymore. The only thing worse is the 'told you so first' headline when they get lucky.

ianonabeach
Time To Burst The ITK Bubble

Footer 365

Transfer News: Bruce confirms Hull are eying Vincent Aboubakar

Hull City manager Steve Bruce has revealed the club are considering a move for Lorient forward Vincent Aboubakar.

Premier League: Edin Dzeko signs new four-year Manchester City deal

Edin Dzeko has signed a new four-year contract with Manchester City.

Champions League: Callum McGregor on target in Celtic draw

Celtic claimed a 1-1 draw with Maribor in Slovenia in the first leg of their Champions League play-off clash.

Mail Box

So Long And Good Luck To Nani

A Mailbox that offers best wishes to a departing hero, defends Olivier Giroud, tells us to steady on over Calum Chambers and makes some amusing predictions...

Mailbox: Feeling Sorry For Poor TC23

If there's one loser in all the machinations at Man United, it's poor TC23. We have mercifully few mails on United, but lots on Arsenal and in particular Olivier Giroud...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property