Can I bring banners into the ground?

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We asked every club in the Premier League and Football League five questions relating to their rules on bringing banners into stadiums. See their answers below. If your club is missing give them a nudge by contacting your SLO.

Please note that while we do our best to keep this blog up-to-date, and check it with clubs on a bi-annual basis, regulations can change. If you are unsure about anything we'd encourage you to contact the relevant club's SLO.

  1. Do you allow banners in the home & away ends? 
  2. At what size banner do you insist on a fire safety certificate? Are banners on poles allowed?
  3. If a fan plans to bring a banner into your ground what protocol should they follow?
  4. Does your club ban certain banners/messages? If so please clarify what falls into that category.
  5. Anything else you’d like to add?

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AFC Bournemouth

AFC Wimbledon

Accrington Stanley

Arsenal

Aston Villa

Barnet

Barnsley

Blackburn Rovers

Birmingham City

Bradford City

Brighton & Hove Albion

Bristol City

Bristol Rovers

Burnley

Bury

Cambridge United

Cardiff City

Carlisle United

Chelsea

Charlton Athletic

Cheltenham Town

Colchester United

Coventry City

Crawley Town

Crewe Alexandra

Dagenham and Redbridge

Derby County

Doncaster Rovers

Everton

Exeter City

Fleetwood Town

Fulham

Gillingham

Grimsby Town

Hartlepool United

Huddersfield Town

Hull City

Ipswich Town

Leeds United

Leicester City

Leyton Orient

Liverpool

Luton Town

Manchester City

Manchester United

Mansfield Town

Middlesbrough

Millwall

MK Dons

Morecambe

Newcastle United

Newport County

Nottingham Forest

Notts County

Northampton Town

Norwich City

Oldham Athletic

Oxford United

Peterborough United

Plymouth Argyle

Portsmouth

Port Vale

Preston North End

Queens Park Rangers

Reading

Rotherham United

Sheffield United

Sheffield Wednesday

Shrewsbury Town

Southampton

Southend United

Stevenage

Stoke City

Sunderland

Swansea City

Torquay United

Tottenham Hotspur

Walsall

Watford

West Bromwich Albion

West Ham United

Wigan Athletic

Wolves

Wycombe Wanderers

York City

AFC Bournemouth

  1. Yes.
  2. Over 1m square.
  3. Only on short flimsy plastic – not wood or metal.
  4. Case-by-case.
  5. We reserve the right to confiscate a banner if we feel it inappropriate, a safety issue or nuisance. Very large banners we expect to be stored before kick-off.

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AFC Wimbledon

  1. Yes - terraced areas only though.
  2. We do not normally insist on a fire certificate. Banners on poles are not allowed.
  3. The vast majority of away clubs always contact the club first prior to the fixture. Home fans do likewise but usually have the same flags.
  4. Yes, the club reserve the right to ban, or refuse entry to any banner considered to be offensive, insulting, or carry any inappropriate language or message.

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Accrington Stanley

  1. Yes.
  2. All banners need a certificate.
  3. No banners on poles. Ring the club beforehand or speak to a steward outside the ground on a match day.
  4. Offensive messages banned.
  5. With all fans so close to the pitch and terracing being narrow large banners are discouraged.

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Arsenal

  1. Yes, although we are limited on where they can be displayed in terms of space available especially in home sections.
  2. All banners must must be accompanied by a British Standards zero spread of flames fire certificate. Flags on poles are allowed as long as they are no larger than 2m x 1m in size and the flag poles need to be no more than pencil thick. Crowd surfers are not allowed in the away section.
  3. They should send details of the flag with the appropriate fire certificate to mbrindle@arsenal.co.uk at least 10 working days before the game. We will then consult with Stadium Management and a decision will be given from there.
  4. Banners must not contain foul language, be defamatory or contain political or offensive slogans and the club reserves the right to turn banners away if the content is felt to be offensive in anyway.
  5. Generally we are flexible with banners but the main obstacle is the lack of space in the ground to display large banners especially in the home supporters sections. We do allow semi-permanent banners and if anyone wants a banner around the bowl of the stadium they again need to contact myself for the full details of how to get a banner in the ground.

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Aston Villa (didn’t answer specific questions but did reply):

  • "For home supporters there are no obvious areas for banners to be displayed. Please consult with us in advance prior to bringing any banner to the stadium so we can approve its use, by emailing lee.preece@avfc.co.uk at least three days prior to any match. We would always ask that fans be mindful of the matchday experience of other Villa fans when considering the use of banners. We would also ask that banners focus on support for the Villa.

  • "For away supporters, we are happy to try and help the displaying of your flag and/or banner at Villa Park within the away area at Villa Park. Please email a photograph of your flag and/or banner to lee.preece@avfc.co.uk at least three days prior to your visit. We reserve the right to refuse admission to any flag or banner. Please get in touch in advance so we can confirm arrangements and avoid disappointing you on the day of the match."

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Barnet

  1. Yes.
  2. All banners must be fire retardant certified, and no poles are allowed.
  3. There is no set protocol.
  4. N/A.
  5. Banners must not be displayed over signage or advertising, cannot be used to hide any illegal activity, there is no size restriction - provided it does not restrict visibility of other supporters.

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Barnsley

  1. Both home and away fans can bring flags.
  2. Any banner or flag over 1m x 1.5m must be accompanied with a current fire certificate, not a photocopy. It can only be placed over empty seats or a void area, in conjunction with stewards. Poles are not allowed unless with prior arrangement. Some small hand held flags may be allowed.
  3. It is always advisable to contact the club (slo@barnsleyfc.co.uk) prior to any game regarding flags and banners, to avoid confusion. Any flags or banners not pre advised may be confiscated and returned after the game.
  4. Only banners which show support of the team are allowed. Any other wording must be agreed by the club in advance of the game.

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Blackburn Rovers

  1. Yes.
  2. Depends on fabric of banner rather than size – please call with specification and we will try to assist on that basis.
  3. Poles aren’t allowed. All banners are checked for offensive remarks.
  4. Discriminatory messages are forbidden.

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Birmingham City

  1. Both home and away fans can bring flags into the ground. The club reserves the right to refuse to allow flags or banners to be displayed particularly if content is considered to be offensive, discriminatory, defamatory or inflammatory.
  2. All flags must have a fire certificate in order to be admitted to the stadium. Larger flags must be stored prior to kick-off and stewards will check all flags and banners upon entry. We can facilitate various flag sizes as long as they do not restrict access or compromise safety within the stand.
  3. The maximum permissible size for a flag or banner not requiring a fire safety certificate is 2m x 1m and these flags/ banners must be worded in an appropriate and non-offensive nature. Flag poles that are over 2ft in length are not allowed to be brought into the stadium, as highlighted in the ground regulations.
  4. In the first instance supporters should contact  David Boston, Supporter Liaison Officer (david.boston@bcfc.com) for further information and to request permission for larger flags to be displayed. He will liaise with Dave Hoult, the club's Safety Officer who will make the final decision on admission of banners or flags. Any such requests must be accompanied by a photograph of the flag or banner plus the requisite fire certification. 
  5. Banners must not contain foul language, be defamatory or contain political or offensive slogans and the club reserves the right to turn banners away if the content is felt to be offensive in anyway. 

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Bradford City

  1. We do allow banners into our stadium providing we have enough space on seats in our home and away ends.
  2. A fire certificate is required on all banners brought to our stadium.
  3. Banners on poles are not allowed in our stadium. Fans should approach a member of the response team stewards before entering the stadium.
  4. We would want to check that banners are not offensive or racist in any way.
  5. We take each game and banner on its merit.

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Brighton and Hove Albion

  1. Yes.
  2. Any over 150x150 requires a fire certificate, small poles are fine, large ones must be approved by the club in advance.
  3. Contact supporter services via email (supporter.services@bhafc.co.uk or alternatively via phone 0844 3271901) who will forward to the Safety Officer for comment.
  4. No banners that could be deemed offensive to others are allowed in the stadium nor anything with a political connotation or that could bring the football club in to disrepute.

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Bristol City

  1. Yes – subject to restrictions outlined in the policy.
  2. The people who produce the vast majority of our flags are aware of the fire regulations, so we prefer to treat them like adults and assume that everyone who produces a flag will have gone through a reputable company and will have acquired the relevant fire certificate. If in doubt, we will ask them to produce one. Are banners on poles allowed? Yes, but we ask to see the poles first so we can form a judgement on safety. Telescopic plastic poles are currently favoured.
  3. If it hasn’t been pre-approved they should contact the SLO (rachel.lemar@bristol-sport.co.uk or adam.baker@bcfc.co.uk), preferably with a photo, but at the very least with details of any wording or imagery that will be used. The club SLOs are usually able to form an opinion as to whether or not the banner would be acceptable, which 99% of the time it is.
  4. We don’t allow anything containing bad language, racism or extreme nationalism or references to hooligan groups such as the CSF (City Service Firm). We try and adopt a common sense approach on a case by case basis.

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Bristol Rovers

  1. We allow banners in both ends so long as they do not cover up advertising boards.
  2. We have never needed to consider a fire cert nor how fire retardant they are. None on poles are permitted for health and safety reasons.
  3. Banners are checked on entry and it is explained to them how they can be displayed.
  4. Anything sexist, racist or homophobic.

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Burnley

  1. In the away end at Turf Moor, we allow any flags/banners as long as the person is happy for it to be positioned on some empty seating. If the stand is full, we don’t allow them as there is nowhere to put them. We also don’t allow ‘surfers’. Same in the home stands. 
  2. As a club, we don’t insist on a Fire Safety Certificate on any banner or flag as long as we can position them away from fans. If we can’t, then we don’t let them in. A banner on a pole is not allowed as poles are banned under the Ground Regulations. If a pole is hollow and plastic and the club consulted beforehand, we will risk assess the threat and MAY allow the flag and pole in as a result of that assessment (contact Harriet Harbidge).
  3. Ideally, email the club beforehand and ask if it’s OK. The club will then judge the crowd number and decide if it will go on empty seats. If so, it will be allowed in. If not, then we will advise them to leave it at home.
  4. The club bans any flags or banners that have any political message, any foul or abusive words, any racist words or any flag which, when presented, is directed at an individual who may find the words distressing i.e. that is NOT in the spirit of friendly rivalry.
  5. Flags can create atmosphere and if a small away crowd brings five flags and we can accommodate them on empty seating, then this will be facilitated. Fans are welcome to display them in support of the club and the team – if they have a direct ‘negative message’ about an individual (i.e. a chairman) then they will not be allowed. Flags on poles can only be brought in after consultation, by email, with the club. Sponsors pay a lot of money for sponsorship boards so flags are not allowed to be anywhere other than empty seats, and in particular, must not be draped over advertising hoardings.

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Bury

  1. Yes.
  2. More concerned whether the banner is to be displayed amongst the fans in question. If in a sterile area we’re not concerned. Banner on poles allowed but size of the pole is subject to assessment on the day.
  3. Contact club prior to the day of the match then discuss with the stand supervisor at the turnstiles to confirm with match control that what has been brought has been prior approved.
  4. Any banners / messages that are liable to cause offense / upset to any of the fans / players / staff. Protest banners are usually acceptable, as long as the language used does not fall into the category as mentioned.
  5. We normally do not have any issues with banners and any issues that do crop up are always resolved through discussion with the fans pre-match or on the day.

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Cambridge United

  1. Yes but we do ask away supporters to contact the club prior to match day with details of the size.​ The away supporters are allocated the South Stand where they can hang banners over the front wall.
  2. Banners over 3m long require a fire safety certificate. We do not normally allow banners on poles.
  3. E-mail info@cambridge-united.co.uk at least 24 hours before the match including details of the wording on the banners
  4. Does your club ban certain banners/messages? If so please clarify what falls into that category. Messages/ banners should be in support of the club not protests
  5. We are happy for away supporters to bring drums but again ask for prior notice.

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Cardiff City (didn’t answer specific questions but supplied the following info):

  • Banners should not be more than 8ft x 4ft (other banners including crowd surfing banners allowed only by prior consent).
  • Banners should have an appropriate fire certificate.
  • Banners are not placed in the eyesight of other fans.
  • Banners do not obstruct any signage or advertising.
  • Banners should not be of a discriminatory, commercial, political, contentious or obscene nature.
  • Banners that are likely to cause alarm or distress to other groups of supporters and/or either participating clubs, its directors and/or staff will not be allowed.
  • The Stadium Manager and The Safety Officer reserve the right and sole discretion to allow or remove banners at Cardiff City Stadium.

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Carlisle United

  1. We have an unused terraced area behind one of the goals where we allow home and away flags to be hung together.
  2. If the area where flags are normally displayed is being used, or there is no room, any sized flag that would go over unused seating would require a safety certificate – small hand held ones do not require a safety certificate. Neither banners or flags on poles are allowed.
  3. Away fans should contact the SLO in advance for information or advice: nigel.dickinson@carlisleunited.co.uk or 0789 1779015.
  4. Any message on a flag or banner which in the opinion of the matchday safety officer is considered to be unsuitable, offensive, threatening or discriminating will be refused entry.
  5. Find out more via Carlisle United's Policy for Flags here.

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Chelsea

  1. We do allow banners but they are limited on where they can be displayed especially in home sections. Any banner should be 80cm in depth and 250cm in width.
  2. All banners must have a fire safety certificate which must be presented to the club in advance of the match with a photo of the banner. Banners on poles are regrettably NOT allowed.
  3. Supporters should contact enquiries@chelseafc.com in advance of the match stating the size of the banner and attaching a fire certificate and photo.
  4. Banners must not contain foul language, political messages or offensive slogans.
  5. Should you wish to read our ground regulations, they can be found by clicking here. Crowd surfing flags are not allowed unless prior agreement has been made with the club. We ask fans to refrain from bringing bags with you to matches unless it is absolutely necessary. This is to ensure that supporters are able to enter the stadium as quickly and freely as possible, as all bags and persons are subject to security searches prior to entering through the turnstiles. If you do bring a bag, please remember not to leave it unattended anywhere in or around the stadium. For security reasons, any found have to be investigated and will be removed, causing inconvenience and disruption to all.

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Charlton Athletic

  1. Yes, provided that permission has been sought in advance of the day and that they do not obstruct any of our advertising, signage, exit routes, or restrict the views of other fans. If there is a sterile area or an empty block of seats the club may permit banners to be placed in the sterile area across the unused seats or empty block. Permission to do so must first be obtained from the club. The club reserve the right to confiscate any flags or banners brought into the stadium without being approved prior to entry.
  2. All banners / flags measuring more than 150cm x 150cm should be made from fire-retardant material and a fire certificate must be produced. Proof of certification may be required whenever they are brought into the stadium. Banners/flags on poles are not permitted unless the pole is under 1metre in length, and no bigger than 7mm in diameter
  3. They should speak to the Safety Officer or his deputy before the day of the game, to seek permission.
  4. Anything racial, homophobic or of a discriminatory, defamatory or inflammatory nature. Anything that we may feel is controversial to either of the teams or their ownerships. Anything political. Anything that could be deemed obscene.  

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Cheltenham Town

  1. We always try to keep an area free for travelling supporters to put their flags unless the fixture is a sell out for travelling supporters (we would let the travelling club know via their web site if we would not let flags in).
  2. All flags should have a fire safety certificate. Are banners on poles allowed? No.
  3. If a fan plans to bring a banner into your ground what protocol should they follow? Check their club’s web site or contact info@ctfc.com.

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Colchester United

  1. Yes we do allow banners in both home and away areas.
  2. We require a fire certificate on any banner in excess of 2m though we will ask our fire stewards to check all flags on occasions.
  3. In general we do not allow poles to enter the stadium for safety reasons. If a supporter wishes to bring a banner they should advise Colchester United via the press office.
  4. Yes, we ban anything that could be racist, sexist or discriminatory plus we will review any banners and ask for them to be removed if we consider unsuitable.
  5. Colchester United is a family club and was Family Club of the Year last season, and we would not allow any banners that are not in line with our family ethos.

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Coventry City

  • Coventry City do allow flags in both the home and away ends, provided prior permission from the club is sought by the supporter. Fans are required to contact the club’s safety officer Chris O’Neill via e-mail on: chris.oneill@ccfc.co.uk. Please send the fire safety certificate for your flag attached to your e-mail, along with the dimensions of your flag, photo of your flag, details of any poles which are attached to the flag, location where you will be sat/where the flag would be displayed, and contact telephone number.
  • The club reserve the right to ban, or refuse entry to any flag/banner considered to be offensive, discriminatory, insulting, or carry any inappropriate/commercial language or message.
  • Any flags or banners not pre advised and approved may be confiscated and returned after the game.
  • We will always try to accommodate flags/banners supporting the team to make the matchday experience better but in accordance with regulations above.

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Crawley Town

  1. Yes home and away but must be tied to the barriers.
  2. Any size really round the 1800x1200 flag size. No fire cert needed. Not on poles.
  3. Fan to contact steward on the gate before entering.
  4. Club banners only no abusive messages or pictures.
  5. We allow drums into our ground but often the clubs we travel to don’t.

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Crewe Alexandra

  • You can download "Guidance for use of flags at The Alexandra Stadium" here. If you have any further queries email SLO Beverley Dyer: bdyer@crewealex.net

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Dagenham and Redbridge

  • Download the club's flags and drums policy document here (Word).

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Derby County (the club say they want “an exciting atmosphere at is games and encourages all fans to bring flags, banners and large ‘surfing’ flags- but these must adhere to the guidelines set by the Club in tandem with the Stadium’s safety team”):

  • The club reserves the right to refuse to allow flags, surfers or banners to be displayed particularly if content is considered to be offensive, discriminatory, defamatory or inflammatory.
  • Any item that the Club or any of its employees believe could potentially be used as a weapon and/or compromise public safety.
  • Any item above the area of 600mm x1000mm must be flame retardant and have a fire safety certificate ot prove so, provided in advance of matchday.
  • The flag pole should be no bigger than 7mm in diameter and 1 meter in length, The flag pole material should ideally be plastic and rounded/covered at the end.
  • Flags should be presented to stewards prior to entry to the Stadium where they will be inspected in accordance with this list and approved prior to entry.
  • The Club reserves the right to confiscate any flags brought into the iPro Stadium which were not approved by stewards prior to entry.
  • If any supporter has any further questions contact Supporter Liaison Officer Jed.Buxton@DCFC.co.uk.

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Doncaster Rovers

  • Yes – pre-authorized or after inspection by match day staff.
  • Over 6,00mm x  1,000mm
  • Plastic poles are allowed.  Supporters wishing to enter with a flag/banner should contact info@doncasterroversfc.co.uk Subject to agreement by the safety officer.
  • Any message on a flag or banner which in the opinion of the match day safety officer is considered to be unsuitable, offensive, threatening or discriminating will be refused entry.
  • The use of surfers or surfer-style banners designed to be passed over supporters' heads, will not be allowed after kick-off. Unless agreement by safety officer.

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Everton

  1. Yes we do allow flags and banners it. Normal acceptance is 2M x 1M.
  2. Large pass over heads would need fire safety certificate. No wooden poles but we have had large flexible poles allowed in (Wolfsburg).
  3. Just contact either supporter liaison or stadium safety to discuss display options.
  4. We would not allow anything political, offensive or possible to cause a breach of the peace, definitions for such can be quite difficult.

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Exeter City 

  1. We allow banners in the home and away ends.
  2. We insist on a fire safety certificate. Poles are not normally allowed without prior arrangement and responsibility checks.
  3. If a fan plans to bring a banner into our ground we ask for permission to be sought in advance as we do with drums.  However, if a banner turns up at the turnstile it will not be rejected unless it does not have a fire certificate. When items are confiscated the holder is told where to collect them at the end of the match.
  4. Our principal shareholder is our fans.  As such we do not legislate and deliberately take a neutral view on politics. But would normally expect banners to be of a football nature and certainly not racist/offensive.

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Fleetwood Town

  1. Yes allow banners in home and away (as long as content is not inflammatory).
  2. Anything above 1.1m2 needs fire cert/no poles allowed.
  3. The few banners we have had most contact in advance to check if ok to bring in/if not booked head steward makes the call on matchday.
  4. The club bans any flag that has any personal attack message or intent. Also any messages that may incite opponents supporters.

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Fulham

  1. Yes.
  2. All fire safety certificate essential. Are banners on poles allowed? No.
  3. Contact the club in advance of the game (enquiries@fulhamfc.com) and abide by the directions given.
  4. Yes, the club reserve the right to exercise its discretion to ban any banner it considers to be inappropriate either through size, any message or messages on the flag or offensive or insulting language used.
  5. Size is an issue and can sometimes depend on the attendance, as a general rule only flags under 8’ across by 6’ high would be allowed and then flags at most fixtures will only be allowed to be hung on the rear of the stand wall and will not be allowed to cover over any stand signage on the said wall. On most events flags will only be permitted in the stands behind the goals.

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Gillingham

You can read "Gillingham Football Club Flags, Banners & Surfers Policy" here. Any queries contact the club's safety officer Tony Payne: tpayne@priestfield.com.

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Grimsby Town

  1. Flags are permitted into Blundell Park on matchdays.
  2. Any banner / flag greater than 160cm x 80cm in size must have a valid Fire Certificate supplied with it at the time of bringing it into the stadium.
  3. Any supporter planning on bringing a flag into the stadium that requires a Fire Certificate must inform the Club’s Health & Safety Officer prior to the match day, including a photograph image via email: Safety@gtfc.co.uk
  4. Messages  and images on any flag or banner must be supportive of their team and not contain any text or images of a defamatory, racial, abusive, homophobic, religious hatred or any other text that could be perceived as inciting tension by the club's Duty Managers on a matchday. GTFC reserves the right to refuse any flag that does not endorse supporting the game entry into the stadium.
  5. Flags must not be displayed in any area where supporters enjoyment of the match is going to be obscured or disrupted as a result of the flag. Match day stewards reserve the right to ask supporters to remove their flag if it is causing disruption of upset to fellow or rival supporters.

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Hartlepool United

The club says: "We do allow banners in the home and away end as long as they don’t block advertising boards and don’t have any abusive language or derogatory statements on them. We don’t allow banners on poles."

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Huddersfield Town

  1. Yes, Huddersfield Town and the stadium operator want to encourage an exciting atmosphere at its games and encourages fans to bring flags, banners and large ‘surfing’ flags – but these must adhere to the guidelines set by the club in tandem with the stadium’s safety team.
  2. Any item that the stadium operator or any of its employees believe could potentially be used as a weapon and/or compromise public safety is strictly prohibited and will be confiscated. Any item above the area of 600mm x 1000mm must be flame retardant and have a fire safety certificate to prove so, provided in advance of match day. The flag pole should be no bigger than 7mm in diameter and 1m in length. The flag pole material should be plastic and be rounded at the ends. Flags should be presented to stewards prior to entry to the stadium where they will be inspected and approved prior to entry. The stadium operator reserves the right to confiscate any flags brought into the Stadium without being approved prior to entry. Supporters wishing to introduce flags on poles longer than 1m must contact the stadium operator in advance via email via safety.officers@ksdl.org.uk. Subject to advance agreement with the stadium operator, such flags on poles may be waved prior to kick-off but must not obstruct the views of others and under no circumstances are to be waved after kick-off. 
  3. Supporters wishing to introduce new surfers and banners must contact the stadium operator in advance via email to safety.officers@ksdl.org.uk. The banner/surfer must be presented to the stadium operator at least three working days before match day with the appropriate fire certificate. The banner/surfer must also be presented prior to entry to the stadium where it will be inspected by a senior steward.
  4. The stadium operator reserves the right to refuse to allow flags, surfers or banners to be displayed, particularly if content is considered to be offensive, discriminatory, defamatory or inflammatory. Banners will not be allowed where they may block advertising, signage, exit routes, restrict the views of other supporters or in any way compromise the safe operation of the stadium.
  5. The use of surfers or surfer-style banners designed to be passed over supporters' heads, will not be allowed after kick-off.

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Hull City

  1. If there is available spaces to place them yes.
  2. Any banner of 3m square, no banners are allowed on poles.
  3. They should contact the club for permission 48 hours prior to the fixture.
  4. Any banner displaying derogatory content will not be allowed into the stadium.
  5. Any person wishing to display a banner will be challenged at the turnstiles and be asked to show the content of what is to be displayed. Certification for banners should be brought to the ground along with the banner as proof.

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Ipswich Town

  1. Banners in the home end are placed vertically on crowd barrier rails or at the back of the stands and have to be fire certificated. In respect of away banners we do allow them to be hung subject to room. We really only have enough room for one smallish away banner. If the away area is not sold out, and depending upon available space, then away fans are allowed to drape banners/flags over empty seats which is normally to the side of the away support. We do not allow any placing of banners which cover up/block advertising boards etc.
  2. Any size that is likely to be passed overhead. Otherwise 2m x 2m. Flagpoles are not permitted.
  3. Contact to be made with the Safety Officer in advance of match if possible. If not to speak with the visitors stand manager/steward outside the visitors area in Portman Road to seek permission to bring the said article in.
  4. Any banner that is threatening, insulting or offensive in any respect.

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Leeds United

  1. Yes.
  2. All banners must have a fire safety certificate. 
  3. Yes as long as they are hollow plastic and/or telescopic. They would need to contact the club and our health and safety manager will approve the flag before it can come in to the ground. 
  4. Yes. If anything is deemed to be offensive then the flag will not allowed in and may be confiscated. 
  5. See this link.

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Leicester City

  1. Yes.
  2. Any size will require a fire safety certificate as with all home flags.
  3. No poles allowed.
  4. No political or offensive banners are permitted.
  5. Please always check with us in the first instance.

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Leyton Orient

  1. Yes.
  2. Anything over 1m.
  3. Any wooden poles are not permitted, small plastic poles & flags are, make the stewards aware of the flag.
  4. Any banner containing racist or inappropriate messages.
  5. We always aim to help fans who want to support their teams, however sometimes we may not be able to display larger flags because of the lack of space.

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Liverpool

  1. Yes.
  2. Normally anything over 3m squared.
  3. Yes but poles must be no more than 2m in length.
  4. Yes, we ban, and check for any politically motivated, racially aggravated and any other potentially offensive messages on all banners and flags that are brought to the stadium.

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Luton Town

  1. Yes, but only by prior arrangement/agreement.
  2. We look for a fire safety certificate for all banners (on the basis that “a banner” is usually of a certain size). We do not permit banners on poles.
  3. To email us details - ideally a picture - of the banner (including size) and a copy of the fire safety certificate. This can be sent either to the SLO (john.miller@lutontown.co.uk) or Safety Officer (leon.blackburn@lutontown.co.uk).
  4. Yes. Anything considered overtly discriminatory, inflammatory or political.
  5. We ask for the banner to be tied down (for example, at the away end, tied to the barrier separation between the home & away fans).

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Manchester City

  1. Yes, banners are allowed in both the home and visiting sections. In home sections there are large 'fire certified' over-sized banners . These banners are fan designed and produced, displayed within an agreed location. The content of these banners is produced by the fan groups in conjunction with the club.
  2. A maximum size is 2m x 1m and all flags should have a fire safety certificate. Flag poles are not allowed in the visiting section and by pre-arrangement with the club for the specific supporter displays in home areas (pre-match only). A small number of oversized banners are allowed within certain areas of the home section, subject to prior agreement with the fan group and the club.
  3. If the flag or banner is within the permitted size then it can be brought along to the stadium. Security stewards outside the turnstiles will check for compliance with the regulations.
  4. Banners must not contain offensive language and/or imagery, be defamatory or contain political or offensive slogans. These are checked prior to entry to the stadium and the club reserves the right to turn banners away if the content is felt to be offensive in anyway. The club does not allow any national flags of a nation not competing in the specific match.
  5. On the second tier of the stadium there is an electronic ribbon and, as a result, banners and flags whether for home and visiting supporters cannot be hung over or displayed on Level 2.

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Manchester United

  1. Yes, banners of a prescribed size are allowed in both home and away sections. In home sections there are also large ' fire certified' over-sized banners along the whole second tier front-facing levels. These banners are fan designed and produced, fire certified banners, agreed in location and content by the fan groups in conjunction with the club.
  2. The maximum permissible size for a flag or banner not requiring a fire safety certificate is 2m x 1m and these flags/ banners must be worded in an appropriate and non-offensive nature. Poles and sticks are not allowed to be brought into the stadium, as highlighted in both the Ground Regulations and Prohibited Items signs, displayed outside each turnstile block.
  3. If the flag or banner is within the 2m x 1m maximum permitted size then the banner can be brought along to the stadium. Security stewards outside the turnstiles will check the dimensions and appropriate wording on any such flag/ banner for compliance with the regulations.
  4. There is a limited opportunity in the away section to display oversized banners but any such requests must be directed to the club at least one week prior to a fixture, so that appropriate assessment and evaluation processes can be completed.  Any such requests must be accompanied by a photograph of the flag or banner plus the requisite fire certification.
  5. All flags/ banners must be worded in an appropriate and non-offensive manner and not contain any offensive marks, pictures or symbols. The club does not allow any national flags of a nation not competing in the specific match.

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Mansfield Town

  1. Yes.
  2. Anything over 2m x 1m - no poles over 1m in length and only if constructed of lightweight plastic (no metal of any kind).
  3. Contact the club/safety officer at least one week prior to the game.
  4. Banners will not be allowed if they display:- any racist, homophobic or abusive messages or slogans; any offensive pictures, motifs/badges or protest messages.
  5. Banners cannot be positioned to cover any advertising hoarding, stairway, safety notices/signs or seats in use on the day of the game.

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Middlesbrough

The club direct fans to their website for further information - here.

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Millwall

  • Banners allowed in home and away ends. No poles, speak to steward on arrival. Abusive or inflammatory messages will not be allowed.

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MK Dons

  1. Yes, usually by permission in advance, but they can be presented on the day, in which case they will be subject to assessment by the Safety Team.
  2. Permission is not normally conditional on size or a fire certificate being produced, if the banner is to be placed remotely from spectator seating, as this reduces the risk of fire. We do not permit large banners to be surfed over the heads of other spectators at all unless permission is sought in advance and a fire certificate is also produced. For this reason it is best to seek permission in advance in each case as we can then consider the request in conjunction with other factors, such as expected crowd size and likely display location. Poles are allowed if the pole is no longer than 1 metre and not sharp, to reduce risk to other spectators and staff and the displaying of the banner does not obstruct the view or cause annoyance to other spectators.
  3. Either email enquiries to info@mkdons.com or telephone the club on 01908 622922. Any queries will then be directed to a member of the Safety Team.
  4. In accordance with EFL Ground Regulations banners must not contain anything of a threatening nature, foul or abusive language or images or content which is, or may be perceived as being, racial, homophobic or discriminatory. Other banners which might not be permitted are those with content which may lead to friction with other supporters – examples are those which might lead to what the police call ‘a breach of the peace’.
  5. Banners must not be displayed so as to obstruct any of our advertising, signage, gangways and exit routes, or restrict the views of other fans. We normally direct for banners to be placed onto segregation netting or empty seats where possible, but permission should be sought from the stewards to do this first. The club reserve the right to refuse entry for banners to be brought into the stadium without them being approved in advance or by stewards on the day, subject to assessment. We want everyone to have a great experience coming to Stadium MK. If you have any questions, to avoid any disappointment, these may best answered by the information provided on the club website or by contacting the club in advance.

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Morecambe

  1. Yes.
  2. No specific size for Fire Safety Certificate. No poles.
  3. Either ask in advance (via Safety Officer Graham Brennan: grahambrennan@morecambefc.com) or check with stewards on arrivals.
  4. Does your club ban certain banners/messages? If so please expand/clarify what falls into that category.
  5. Racist/homophobic/sectarian or personal insults plus any offensive language.

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Newcastle United

  1. Yes, up to a maximum of 3 metres in height/width.
  2. All banners must have a written certificate from the manufacturer describing its fire retardancy and the club must have sufficient time to verify its authenticity. Flag poles are not permitted.
  3. Supporters should contact the safety and security department via 0191 201 8643.
  4. We ask that banners do not have any wording or images which could be construed as offensive, abusive or insulting. Supporters are advised to refer to the ground regulations when creating signage and are welcome to check suitability with the club in advance of production.
  5. Banners must not cover existing safety or commercial signage.

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Newport County (didn’t answer questions but sent below “guidance for use of flags at Rodney Parade Stadium in line with the stadium’s grounds regulations”)

  • We know that many supporters like to display flags at football matches and Rodney Parade will always be as accommodating as possible.
  • Flags are not generally confiscated, however the obstruction of gangways, access routes, exits and entrances, health and safety signage and stairways is strictly forbidden.
  • In the event of an emergency we must have all access and exit points clear.
  • Rodney Parade reserves the right to confiscate flags if they are very large or may compromise public safety, obscure someone’s view, a camera position or if a flag carries offensive, discriminatory or inflammatory messaging.
  • Flags more than 250cm in size at their widest or longest section will not be allowed and flagpoles greater than 1m in length will not allowed without prior arrangement
  • Any articles that could potentially be used as a weapon and/or compromise public safety are strictly prohibited.
  • Permission must be sought in advance from the stadium and Newport County Football Club to arrange use of the very large supporter flags. Those that are designed to be passed must be flame retardant and the organiser bringing the flag into the stadium will need to provide the appropriate H&S certification.

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Northampton Town (didn’t answer questions but said they “wish to encourage displays of support for home and away teams at the stadium. We do however set standards which we would ask all supporters to comply with”):

  • Banners or flags should not be so large that they interfere with the viewing of fans.
  • Banners or flags should not be on poles.
  • We would ask that fans contact the club advising of their desire to use a banner or flag including size and a contact person’s name and telephone number.
  • Banners and Flags will not be permitted if they are deemed by the club to be offensive or racist.
  • Banners or flags can only be placed where they do not cover advertising boards, exit routes or prevent persons from sitting.
  • If circumstances change throughout a game the club reserves the right to ask for the removal of the flag or banner.

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Norwich City

  1. Norwich City Football Club reserves the right to confiscate flags if they are very large or may compromise public safety, obscure someone’s view, a camera position or if a flag carries offensive, discriminatory or inflammatory messaging.
  2. Flags more than 250cm in size at their widest or longest section will not be allowed and flagpoles greater than 1m in length will not allowed. Any articles that could potentially be used as a weapon and/or compromise public safety are strictly prohibited.
  3. Permission must be sought in advance from the stadium to arrange use of the very large supporter flags that are designed to be passed over people's heads. In such cases the flag must be flame retardant and the organizer bringing the flag into the stadium will need to provide the appropriate H&S certification.

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Nottingham Forest

  1. Yes, under certain controls.
  2. Don’t allow surfing flags, away supporter flags only allowed if spare seats available to lay them out.
  3. Contact safety officer in advance: alan.bexon@nottinghamforest.co.uk.
  4. See further information here.

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Notts County

Notts County emailed the FSF to say the club’s stance on this is as follows:

MOST FLAGS AND BANNERS ARE ALLOWED PROVIDING:

  • They do not cover advertising boards or similar.
  • They do not block the view of others.
  • They do not block any exits routes or signs.
  • They do not create a safety hazard.
  • They are not Racist, Offensive or Abusive in content.
  • They do not create conflict between supporters.

Flags larger than 2 metre by 1 metre should be fire retardant and carry the appropriate labelling. A test certificate may be requested before being allowed into the stadium. Surfing flags are not permitted in the stadium, without prior approval from the Safety Officer. Poles that may be used as a weapon or that could compromise public safety are not permitted (Ground regulation No 7) i.e. above 1 meter in length and or more than 7 mms in diameter. A final decision on suitability will be made by the Ground Safety Officer should it be necessary. Supporters are asked to contact the above if unsure about the suitability of their flag/ banner.

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Oldham Athletic

  1. Yes.
  2. Any that are considered as large, approx. over 5 metres. Poles only allowed if short and lightweight plastic.
  3. For most they don't need to do anything other than speak with a steward when they enter. For very large overhead banners then the safety officer should be contacted (usually via the SLO).
  4. No but we would obviously not allow anything offensive/racist.

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Oxford United

  1. Yes – we positively encourage them!
  2. All banners are required to show a fire safety certificate. Banners on poles are not allowed in the away end.
  3. Supporters are advised to notify me of any plans to bring a banner, so that we can notify the safety and stewarding team, as well as advising the areas they are allowed to display them, and if there is any possibility of there not being a space available for it to be displayed. Supporters should attach a photo to ensure that it will be permitted, and does not contain offensive or discriminatory messages (email sgooding@oufc.co.uk).  
  4. Banners displaying offensive or discriminatory messages will not be allowed into the stadium.
  5. Oxford United Football Club actively encourage supporters to display banners and flags and the club are proud to support our supporters home displays.

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Peterborough United

  1. Yes but subject to circumstances such as space restrictions, size and content.
  2. Generally we do not ask for fire certification these days as experience and knowledge shows that if treated flags are washed the certification becomes void. However, we are mindful of issues relating to fire and fire spread so space availability and location is always taken into consideration before permission is given either prior to or at the time of the event. Are banners on poles allowed? Yes but only in seated areas and poles have to be hollow plastic with a diameter of around 15mm to 38mm. Long poles will need to come apart in sections and depending on length may need to be passed to stewards for storage just after KO.
  3. Ideally they should contact the club with details prior to the event to seek approval.
  4. We would not permit banners that were likely to offend. This may be because of but not limited to political statements, statements against a club, its owners or its staff, statements that could be perceived to be either racially offensive or homophobic in any way.
  5. Safety is our only concern but the safety of an individual and/or the masses can be compromised by very many factors for which flags and banners can constitute a risk which can be mitigated. We would not allow surfing style flags to be brought into the stadium and used. Our maximum size of acceptable flag/banner would fall within the parameters of 3m x 3m.

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Plymouth Argyle

  1. We do allow banners in both home and away ends, dependant on available space to display.
  2. No specific size, but if they are displayed over the heads of fans, it would definitely need one. No poles allowed.
  3. Fans should contact stadium manager Dave Boobyer (dave.boobyer@pafc.co.uk), or his deputy Pete Bellamy (pete.bellamy@pafc.co.uk), for the relevant permissions. We normally allow fans to display if they turn up with one.
  4. As far as banning messages, each is dealt with on its own merits. This would include any message that has an effect on the opposing team. We would make the judgment on behalf of the club.

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Portsmouth 

  • Pompey told us: "Given that we have two wooden stands the club has to insist any proposed banners to be brought in hold fire certificates no matter what their size and whether in the home or away ends. Poles are allowed but can be no more than a metre long. The protocol is that fans must give us advance notice of what they are bringing in so we in turn can share the information. Obviously we wouldn’t let offensive messages be displayed or anything likely to cause offence to others." Contact: johnnymoore@pompeyfc.co.uk

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Port Vale

  1. Yes
  2. We do not require fire certs for banners on matchdays
  3. No – Please email the Safety Officer to inform about bringing banners – phil.mayer@port-vale.co.uk 
  4. Yes – No discriminatory or political messages
  5. No

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Preston North End

  1. Yes, if there is room to site the banner/flag in an unoccupied area. Banners/Flags won’t be allowed to cover any advertising.
  2. Generally all banners/flags should have a fire safety certificate. Small poles that won’t cause harm or injury may be allowed. An assessment will be made at the time, re the size of the banner/flag, any pole with it, who has it, and if it is to be kept with someone or sited on the stand.
  3. Contact must be made with the club ground safety department beforehand when advice will be given if the banner/flag will be allowed. Once at the stadium identify the fact that you wish to site the banner/flag to a steward, steward supervision will check fire certificate, what the banner depicts and then direct where the banner can be sited. The banner should be securely fastened.
  4. An assessment will be made if the banner contains any messages or if it is to support a cause. No messages that are, racist, homophobic, political or deemed offensive will be allowed.
  5. We will accommodate banners/flags when we can.

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Queens Park Rangers

  1. This depends on each individual case, supporters should email: supporterrelations@qpr.co.uk
  2. The maximum allowed size for flags is 2m x 1m - Anything over this size will require a fire certificate. Poles are generally not allowed in the visiting end and in the home end they should be no more than 1 metre in length and 7mm in diameter.
  3. In this instance they should email: supporterrelations@qpr.co.uk

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Reading

  1. Yes both home and visiting supporters are allowed provided that they aren’t anything of anything of an offensive or political nature.
  2. We reserve the right to insist on a fire safety certificate for flags on any size, however at present this is not something we enforce or have any plans to enforce. Poles are prohibited in our ground regulations.
  3. Supporters are free to display any reasonable sized flags anywhere in the stadium provided it does not cover any advertising or obscures other supporters view. Supporters with large flags are encouraged to contact me in advance so that our stewards can be made aware.
  4. Please see point 1. Ultimately it is down to our stewarding team and safety officer on a matchday as to what is/isn’t deemed appropriate to display.
  5. Flags isn’t something that we have had an issue in the past and are happy to continue accommodating them.

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Rotherham United

  1. Yes – as long as they are not offensive.
  2. Banners on poles are not allowed (they are a breach of ground regulations) and a fire certificate must accompany them.
  3. Please speak to a steward who will alert a supervisor
  4. This is very difficult to answer as the answers can be wide ranging. However, it is very rare that we refuse as most that enter are acceptable.
  5. There may be some games where banners cannot be displayed anywhere due to a lack of available space, particularly at capacity matches.

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Sheffield United

1. Banners are only allowed on production of a valid fire certificate
2. All sizes of banners must be accompanied by a certificate
3. No poles are allowed into the stadium
4. Anyone wishing to bring a banner/flag should bring with them a valid fire certificate
5. Any offensive wording would be banned from the stadium. All these elements form part of our Safety Certificate and are subject to directives from the Local Authority/Safety Advisory Group. We would urge fans to contact Steve Hicks (steve.hicks@sufc.co.uk) at Sheffield United for clarification to avoid any issues on arrival.

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Sheffield Wednesday

  • All flags and banners must be approved and certified by the club.
  • Approval for a flag or banner that has not been previously certified by the club must be sought at least 24 hours prior to the fixture.
  • No sticks or poles will be allowed in the stadium.
  • Flags or banners must not be torn, damaged or frayed.
  • Flags or banners must be displayed in accordance with the requirements of the club. i.e no advertising or health and safety signage is to be covered by a flag or banner.
  • Flags or banners must not carry any extreme or inflammatory wording or motifs.
  • Away fans intending to bring flags or banners into the ground must contact the club in advance and a flame retardance certificate will be required.
  • Fire safety certification must be to British Standard BS5867 type B (or equivalent Fire Retardant Standards DIN 4102-1 B1 or ISO 6941).

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Shrewsbury Town

  1. Yes.
  2. Down to discretion of safety officer. No flags with poles attached.
  3. Ideally contact safety officer beforehand (which some fans do). Email alan.roberts@shrewsburytown.co.uk.
  4. Anything that is offensive or inflammatory would be banned.

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Southampton

  1. Yes, we do allow banners and flags in the away and home areas but please be aware of the caveats.
  2. Anything over a metre in length or width must have a fire certificate. Ideally, notification of flags or banners up to three metres, to supporter relations will allow us to check available space. We have very limited space for flags or banners up to three metres and therefore reserve the right to not allow entry if the space is full. We only allow poles which are stitched into the flag and those poles must not be over metre in length complete.
  3. If the flags or banners are over three metres, contact with supporter relations will allow discussion with the Safety Officer to take place before any approval can be given. This would normally be only in exceptional circumstances.
  4. There no particular messages which are banned but any banner or flag which is deemed offensive in any way or is likely to incite disorder in the view of the Safety Officer, will not be allowed entry.
  5. For banners and flags larger than one metre, giving our supporters relations team a call before arrival will allow us to do everything possible to achieve their ambition to display.

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Southend United

The club says, "Our policy on banners is small banners to wave are not a problem. Large banners that drape across seats need to be fire retardant to comply to our policy. We do not allow poles with flags attached." If you have any further queries email: david.jobson@southend-united.co.uk.

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Stevenage

  1. Yes.
  2. The size will depend on how much spare seat capacity there is. Yes, we do insist on a faire safety certificate. We do NOT permit banners on poles.
  3. Contact the Club for prior permission.
  4. Banners that have racist overtones, or liable to offend other sets of supporters, are strictly banned.
  5. All flags are opened up by our matchday stewards prior to entering the ground in case other banned objects are smuggled in them.

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Stoke City

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Sunderland

  1. Yes we allow banners in the home and away ends.
  2. A fire safety certificate is required for all banners over 7ft x 3ft. All fire rating documents should be supplied before banners can enter the stadium. They should be classified as Class O spread of flame. No flags on poles are allowed. Banners should not be fixed to hand rails with gaffer tape.
  3. Contact the club directly on customerservice@safc.com with details on the banner content, size of the banner, their seat details for the game and how many supporters are bringing the banner into the stadium. Home End – approach a steward who will show the group a suitable area to display the banner. Banners cannot cover sponsor boards. Away End – approach a steward who will show the best place the banners can be placed (we usually have the first 5 rows in the away end empty so the flags are placed here).
  4. We do not allow any banner considered offensive to be put on display. If a supporter is unsure whether the content is offensive they can contact the clubs Supporter Liaison Officer on chris.waters@safc.com. Chris will liaise with the relevant departments at the club to check if the banner is acceptable.

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Swansea City

  1. Yes.
  2. See point 3.1, 4.1 & 4.2.
  3. See point 2.
  4. See point 1.2.
  5. See further information here.

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Torquay United

  1. Yes we do.
  2. We try and accommodate all fans who wish to bring banners to the ground, we will assist in finding a suitable position for large banners. No banners on poles are allowed.
  3. Talk to the steward at the gate who will let control know.
  4. Anything that is deemed to be offensive will not be allowed (i.e. abusive, homophobic, racist banners are definitely not allowed). Anything that may incite other fans.

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Tottenham Hotspur 

  1. We are very happy to accommodate static flags where room allows and subject to search at the discretion of the Safety Officer.
  2. Larger flags can be affixed to the barrier at the front of the lower tier and stewards will be happy to assist in fixing these. We do not allow large “surfer” flags into the visitors section here.
  3. Any supporter with a specific question or would like clarification are advised to write to supporter.services@tottenhamhotspur.com no later than 48 hours before the game.
  4. The general regulation around flags or banners within the stadium is that they should not display any overt political slogans, should have the necessary certificates to meet fire regulations, should not carry any discriminatory, racist or abusive language nor should they contain any element that may be considered or interpreted as inflammatory and must be of appropriate size and not be on any pole longer than one metre in length. We do not allow any flag or banner with the word “Yid” into the stadium nor allow the Star of David or Palestinian flags to be displayed (possibly unique in the UK to ourselves).

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Walsall

  • Didn’t answer specific questions but did say that all banners must have a fire safety certificate and the club should be notified 48 hrs prior to game (including size and message of banner) to daniel.mole@walsallfc.co.uk.

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Watford

  1. Yes we do allow flags in the ground.
  2. Supporters must ensure that large flags/banners have the appropriate fire certificate ,which are now commonly stitched into the banner by the manufacturer.
  3. Visiting fans should contact the Operations Manager at the club in advance of the fixture or the Supporter Liaison Officer in the Operations Manager's absence.

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West Bromwich Albion

  1. Yes.
  2. No.
  3. Contact club on enquiries@wbafc.co.uk in advance.
  4. Anything contentious or derogatory. Anything allowed in at club discretion.

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West Ham United

  1. Flags and banners must be non-offensive. Smaller flags permitted, flagpoles are not permitted. Larger banners require a fire certificate and permission must be obtained in advance. Contact: supporterservices@westhamunited.co.uk
  2. Permission must be sought before any flag or large banner, designed to pass over people’s heads and across the stand, is brought into the stadium on matchday. For the avoidance of doubt, large means above 250cm.
  3. In such cases the flag / banner must be flame retardant and the organiser wishing to bring the flag to the fixture will need to provide the appropriate Health and Safety and Fire Safety Certificates.
  4. Any flags or banners containing discriminatory or inflammatory messages are strictly prohibited.

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Wigan Athletic

  1. The DW Stadium allows banners in both the home and away ends
  2. The DW Stadium insists on a fire certificate for any size of banner and do not allow banners on poles
  3. As a matter of courtesy the DW Stadium would expect someone to notify us of their intention to bring a banner but no prior notification would not result in the supporter not being able to bring the banner into the stadium. Once in the stadium the supporter can place the banner on unoccupied seats or hang over barriers as long as they do not obstruct views or cover any advertisements. Supporters must always comply with any stewards instructions in relation to banners.
  4. Banners containing any inflammatory words or pictures, advertisements or protest would not be allowed. This decision is at the discretion of the safety officer in consultation with the police and home and away club management.

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Wolves

  • See club policy on flags and banners here.

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Wycombe Wanderers

  1. Yes, but only with prior notice and we know what is on the banner.
  2. Anything over 4 x 3.
  3. No poles.
  4. Race, homophobic, religious, sexual orientation, foul and abusive words.

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York City

  1. Yes, we do.
  2. Any banner brought to Bootham Crescent to be displayed in any area of the ground should have a fire safety certificate. No banners on poles are allowed in either the home or away sections of the ground.
  3. Any person bringing a banner to Bootham Crescent must report to a steward and present their banner at the point of entrance to the ground. The banner must be fully unfurled and the owner must be able to demonstrate that the banner is fire safe. It will then be established in which location the steward will permit the banner to be displayed.
  4. The club will not allow banners that express racist, homophobic or other prejudiced sentiments likely to cause offence or other messages that are inflammatory.
  5. No surfers are allowed in either the home or the away sections of the ground.

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This list is not yet complete and we'll add more answers as they come in. If your club is missing ask them for their answers by contacting your SLO and letting us know their response.

We hope this list proves a useful guide but we'd always encourage anyone travelling to a game to contact the club's SLO in advance if they are planning on taking a banner. Safety personnel can change and that means policies can too. Clubs won't always remember to update the FSF with changes. We hope this list acts as a useful guide but please don't treat it as law - contact the SLO of the club that you plan to take your banner to in advance of the game.