Football team’s coach bursts into flames on way back from game

Barnsley FC’s coach caught fire after suffering “complications” while the team were travelling back from their match against Exeter City.

The League One side has said “everyone is in good health” after the fire.

A video shared on Snapchat by Barnsley defender Barry Cotter shows the coach in flames on the side of a busy road.

Somebody off camera says “we’re going to have to fly to Orient now” in reference to the team’s next fixture against Leyton Orient.

In a statement on X, formerly known as Twitter, Barnsley FC said: “We can confirm that on the way back from our fixture against Exeter City this evening, our club coach suffered complications and subsequently caught fire.

“All players and staff on board were evacuated safely. Everyone is in good health. We would like to thank the emergency services for their swift response.

“The club will make no further comment at this time and is focused on ensuring the safe return of staff and players.”

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A social media user posted an image of the burning coach on X and wrote: “Thankfully all players and staff on board were evacuated safely and everyone is in good health.”

Barnsley won their match against Exeter City 1 – 0.