Barrow AFC have joined 72 EFL clubs to launch a campaign.

The campaign is aimed at discouraging the illegal streaming of fixtures.

EFL clubs believe that illegal streaming causes them to lose out on vital revenue.

Statistics claim that over half of sports fans use pirate services once a month to watch sports content.

More than 7,000 illegal EFL streams have been detected this season.

Furthermore, each stream has averaged 170 people viewers, totalling 1.2 million people.

A statement from Barrow AFC said: “Illegal streaming is having a greater impact on clubs whilst supporters are unable to attend matches.

“The EFL and its clubs could potentially lose around a third of income from illegal streaming this season.

“The EFL, working in conjunction with all clubs, takes piracy incredibly seriously, working with a specialist security agency to proactively seek out illegal streams on all formats and taking action against businesses and individuals.”

Currently, Bluebirds fans can watch their side’s games on the club’s iFollow service, as supporters are still prohibited from watching games at Holker Street.

Football fans have been banned from entering stadiums since March, as part of the Government’s Coronavirus restrictions.

In August, the EFL alongside Sky Sports announced that fans would be able to stream live matches.

With this in mind, Barrow have now urged their supporters to report piracy by emailing