The RSPCA has criticised a Barnsley football fan who took his pet hamster to a match on Saturday.
The man was spotted with the rodent in his hood as he stood with fellow Barnsley supporters during their game away at Walsall.
Fans nearby chanted: ‘He’s got a hamster in his hood’.
Animal welfare charity the RSPCA have condemned the move.
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A spokesman said: “Taking any animal to a noisy, crowded environment such as a football match is likely to be stressful.
These are animals that need a predictable routine with warmth, peace and quiet and a place to hide in if needed.”