A young Saddlers fan was left unhappy before our game with Barnsley on Saturday after stewards confiscated his Walsall flag for not having a “fire certificate”.
The lads parents rightfully took to Twitter to show their anger over the decision.
— Nick Pritchard (@singingshiver) September 8, 2018
EFL rules state
You may not bring into the Ground:
8.1 any sponsorship, promotional or marketing materials save in respect of official
club merchandise and/or other football related clothing worn in good faith;
8.2 any flags or banners larger than those maximum dimensions permitted by the
Club from time to time (or, in the absence of such stipulations, 2 metres x 1
metre) and/or of an offensive nature;
8.3 nor may you offer (either free or for sale by any person) any goods (including
literature) of any nature
After a quick search on Google you can clearly see Barnsley flags inside Oakwell – would be interesting to see if these all have fire certificates to be displayed inside the ground?
However the young lad had the last laugh thanks to the generosity of a Saddlers player.
Late on Saturday night Saddlers right back Nicky Devlin got in contact with the parents and has offered to meet the young lad before Saturdays home game with Doncaster.
Nicky Devlin is a great ambassador for our club and a true role model for all professional footballers.
We have this evening sent an email to Barnsley Football Club to see what their stance is on the matter and will update with their reply if we receive one.