Middlesbrough Supporters Forum is asking travelling fans, particularly female supporters to report any concerns around anti-social behaviour at away grounds.

Mark Motley, chairman of the Middlesbrough Supporters Forum, said: “The majority of fans are well-behaved and respectful, but we have been alerted to incidents of anti-social behaviour that have seriously impacted on the whole matchday experience for several of our female followers.

“It is total unacceptable that anyone feels unsafe at a football match and as a forum we are committed to both raising awareness of these issues, which we believe are sadly increasing across football as a whole and working with clubs and other parties to stamp it out.

“We are asking fans to let us know of anything that troubles them, either inside stadia or before and after matches, and impacts on their enjoyment of games. We are collating information that will help us to better understand the problems and work towards eradicating them.

“Fans can contact the Forum through – all reports will be kept completely confidential but contact details would be appreciated to allow us to get more information if necessary.”