Club Statement

Club Statement

It’s been brought to the Club’s attention that a number of banners were placed around the town of Blackburn ahead of today’s final Sky Bet Championship fixture.

One of these banners was undoubtedly racist.

This is unacceptable.

Whilst the Club will defend and respect supporters’ right to protest and be heard, racism in any form, directed towards anyone, will not be tolerated.

In recent weeks the Club has taken a particularly strong stance supporting the anti-racism movement in football.

Only last month, the Club staged a seven day social media blackout to fight against abuse in the game.

We then joined the rest of the Premier League and fellow EFL Clubs in a second boycott of social media platforms to reiterate our stance.

To be clear, there is no place for racism at Birmingham City Football Club.

We believe that the overwhelming majority of our supporters will share our disgust at the messaging of the banner, and those responsible for it do not represent our fan base.

The police have been notified of the incident and the Club will be offering our assistance to the authorities.