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Burton Albion to ban Reading inflatables for final away game

Burton Albion will ban Reading fans from taking inflatables to their final away game of the season this Saturday.

In recent years, it has become a Reading tradition for fans to bring inflatables for the final away game of the league season.

Burton announce ban on Reading inflatables 

Reading fan group Club 1871 posted on X.com (formerly Twitter). “We have been informed that @burtonalbionfc won’t be letting #ReadingFC fans into the ground with inflatables at the weekend. A really good tradition that we have done for years.”

Back in 2017, Reading supporters brought a number of blow-up items into the away end at the Pirelli Stadium to celebrate the Royals reaching the playoffs for that season.

Reading fans in party mood

In 2017, there were almost 2,000 Reading fans in the away end, while this year, 1,700 fans will be located in the away end. The Reading supporters will be in good spirits, as the club secured their League One safety last week with four points against Bristol Rovers and Barnsley. Meanwhile, the Brewers are still fighting for League One survival as they sit a place and three points above the drop zone.

In the 2021/22 season, Luton Town took a similar stance to Burton when the Hatters hosted Reading on the last day of the season. However, Reading inflatables were still spotted inside the away end at Kenilworth Road on matchday.


Will Murray

Freelance football journalist. Experience writing for When Saturday, Comes, Goalkeeper.com, Elite Scholars and Total Football Analysis. Recently finished an MA in Sport Journalism at the University of Brighton. Long-time season ticket holder at the two-time European Champions Nottingham Forest.

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