Doncaster Rovers would like to share the following open letter at the request of the family of the Rotherham United supporter who was the subject of abuse at the recent away match at The New York Stadium.
The deplorable acts of the individuals in question came to light on social media in the aftermath of the fixture which took place on August 28 and were condemned by fans of both clubs.
The family – who wish to remain anonymous – were incredibly grateful for the response from both clubs, their supporters and South Yorkshire Police and have requested that the following letter be shared.
Doncaster Rovers has a zero-tolerance approach to any and all forms of discrimination and would like to thank Rotherham United and South Yorkshire Police for their help in identifying the individuals in question.
We would like to thank South Yorkshire Police, Rotherham United, Doncaster Rovers and both sets of fans for their overwhelming support and kindness following the sad incident which occurred during the local derby.
We would like to give a special mention to Sarah Feher whose quick thinking has brought the unacceptable behaviour of those individuals in question to light.
We never knew that there was so much love and understanding out there and we would like to wholeheartedly thank everyone who has shown their support.