Bees fans that were at our recent home games against Arsenal and Forest Green Rovers may have seen some new banners around the stadium. These, which include the one above, were installed by our fans to show their commitment to the fight against discrimination. Lots of the banners can be seen in this gallery here and the full story of the banners is outlined below in an edit of a piece taken from the website of BIAS, the Brentford Indepdent Assocation of Supporters.
It’s an incredibly exciting time for Bees fans, and the Brentford Community Stadium is buzzing (pun definitely intended). As well as urging all Bees present to give the lads full backing both before our games and for the 90+ minutes (we’re sure you all will) we want to stress again our opposition to racism and all forms of discrimination, and our commitment to diversity and inclusivity.
Sadly there is still racism and discrimination within football, particularly on social media. Our own Ivan Toney has spoken about the racist abuse he has received, and we believe it is really important that fans show that we are behind him and others who receive similar abuse.
We recently instigated a collaboration with some of our fellow supporter groups to demonstrate our collective stance on this issue, and have been working with the Club to have a presence in the Brentford Community Stadium which reflects this. You will see the results at the back of the North, West and East Stands from tomorrow. Racism and discrimination is unacceptable any time and any place – with millions watching let’s all make this clear. Come on you Bees!